Annual Report of the Chief Signal-Officer [Albert J. Myer] to the Secretary of War for the Year 1872.

p. 87: The library of the Office has been increased from six hundred volumes to one thousand three hundred and forty. These books have been catalogued and arranged conveniently for reference, and form the nucleus of a valuable meteorological library, to which additions may be made from time to time.

A system of exchanges with foreign societies has been instituted during the year, and on the part of this Office over five hundred sets of tri-daily weather maps and bulletins have been sent abroad.”

p. 115, gives a list of books of reference and record which the Signal Office provided to each of its stations. These lists overlap with the books sent to Point Barrow and Lady Franklin Bay in 1881.