Annual Reports, Commissioner of Patents (I 23.1/1:, C 21.1/1:)

A 1790 law gave authority to grant letters patent to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of War, and the Attorney General, subject to the President's approval, and required that those letters patent be recorded in the office of the Secretary of State. The Patent Office was formally established in 1836 under the Secretary of State and was transferred to the new Department of the Interior in 1849. In 1925, the Patent Office was transferred to the Department of Commerce. The annual report of the Commissioner of Patents originated in 1837 with the purpose of providing a statement of expenditures, a list of patents, and a list of patentees for the year covered. Until 1862, this annual report also included a statement on agriculture, which was then transferred to the Annual Reports, Secretary of Agriculture (A 1.1:) once that department was established. Other additional information was gradually included in the annual report but was transferred to the Official Gazette (I 23.8:) once it began publication in 1872. The annual reports from 1837 to 1848 were published under the auspices of the State Department but were addressed directly to Congress, and thus they are included here under the later Interior Department call number.

1869-1925 I 23.1/1: Patent Office, Department of the Interior
1925-present C 21.1/1: Patent (and Trademark) Office, Department of Commerce

(Andriot 487, Checklist 511-514)

Date Congress Session Type Volume Number Serial Set Volume
1837 25th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
2
5
105
112
315 pt.
325 pt.
1838 25th 3rd H.doc. 3 80 346 pt.
1839 26th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
3
3
111
106
356 pt.
365 pt.
1840 26th 2nd S.doc. 4 152 378 pt.
1841 27th 2nd S.doc. 3 169 397 pt.
1842 27th 3rd S.doc.
H.doc.
3
3
129
109
415 pt.
420 pt.
1843 28th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
3
4
150
177
433 pt.
442 pt.
1844 28th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
3
3
75
78
451 pt.
465 pt.
1845 29th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
6
5
307
140
475
484 pt.
1846 29th 2nd H.doc. 3 52 499 pt.
1847 30th 1st H.exec.doc. 6 54 519
1848 30th 2nd H.exec.doc. 6 59 542
1849 31st 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
7-8
6
15
20
555-556
574-575
1850 31st 2nd H.exec.doc. 6 32 600-601
1851 32nd 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
12-13
10
118
102
624-625
645-646
1852 32nd 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
9
9
55
65
667
682-683
1853 33rd 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
6-7
7
27
39
696-697
719-720
1854 33rd 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
8-10
7
42
59
753-755
785-787
1855 34th 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
7-9
6
20
12
816-818
848-850
1856 34th 3rd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
9-12
8
53
65
882-885
902-905
1857 35th 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
8-11
8
30
32
925-928
951-954
1858 35th 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
11-14
10
47
105
985-988
1009-1012
1859 36th 1st S.exec.doc. 6-8 11-12 1028-1030
1860 36th 2nd S.exec.doc. 5-6 7 1083-1084
1861 37th 2nd H.exec.doc. 5 53 1132-1133
1862 37th 3rd H.exec.doc. 10 52 1166-1167
1863 38th 1st H.exec.doc. 11-12 60 1191-1192
1864 38th 2nd H.exec.doc. 10 51 1225-1226
1865 39th 1st H.exec.doc. 9 52 1257-1259
1866 39th 2nd H.exec.doc. 16 109 1298-1300
1867 40th 2nd H.exec.doc. 10 96 1333-1336
1868 40th 3rd H.exec.doc. 10 52 1375-1378
1869 41st 2nd H.exec.doc. 9 102 1420-1422
1870* 41st 3rd H.exec.doc. 9 89 1455
1871* 42nd 2nd H.exec.doc. 8 86 1511 pt.
1872 42nd 3rd H.exec.doc. 6 190 1564 pt.
1873 43rd 1st S.exec.doc. 4 58 1583
1874 43rd 2nd H.exec.doc. 10 150 1643 pt.
1875 44th 1st H.exec.doc. 8 107 1685 pt.
1876 44th 2nd H.exec.doc. 8 36 1754 pt.
1877 45th 2nd H.exec.doc. 13 61 1805 pt.
1878 45th 3rd H.exec.doc. 14 48 1855 pt.
1879 46th 2nd H.exec.doc. 15 33 1916 pt.
1880 46th 3rd H.exec.doc. 15 67 1965 pt.
1881 47th 1st H.exec.doc. 16 62 2024 pt.
1882 47th 2nd H.exec.doc. 20 71 2109
1883 48th 1st H.exec.doc. 22 73 2202
1884 48th 2nd H.misc.doc. 4 18 2313
1885 49th 1st S.misc.doc.
H.exec.doc.
3
11
71
1
2344
2378 pt.
1886 49th 2nd H.exec.doc.
H.misc.doc.
9
5
1
135
2468 pt.
2492
1887 50th 1st H.exec.doc.
H.misc.doc.
11
5
1
164
2542 pt.
2569
1888 50th 2nd H.exec.doc.
H.misc.doc.
12
5
1
109
2638 pt.
2658
1889 51st 1st S.misc.doc.
H.exec.doc.
3
13
78
1
2699
2726 pt.
1890 51st 2nd S.misc.doc.
H.exec.doc.
4
13
58
1
2822
2842 pt.
1891 52nd 1st S.misc.doc.
H.exec.doc.
4
16
68
1
2906
2935 pt.
1892 52nd 2nd S.misc.doc. 3 53 3066
1893 53rd 2nd S.misc.doc.
H.exec.doc.
7
15
127
1
3173
3211 pt.
1894 53rd 3rd H.exec.doc.
H.misc.doc.
16
8
1
70
3307 pt.
3334
1895 54th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
10
16
242
5
3356
3383 pt.
1896 54th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
6
14
183
5
3472
3490 pt.
1897 55th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
20
14
185
5
3609
3642 pt.
1898 55th 3rd S.doc.
H.doc.
9
16
104
5
3733
3758 pt.
1899 56th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
13
20
185
5
3855
3917 pt.
1900 56th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
13
29
138
5
4041
4103 pt.
1901 57th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
14
25
151
5
4232
4292 pt.
1902 57th 2nd H.doc.
H.doc.
21
88
5
342
4460 pt.
4527
1903 58th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
22
21
177
5
4607
4647
1904 58th 3rd H.doc.
H.doc.
21
77
5
266
4800 pt.
4856
1905 59th 1st H.doc.
H.doc.
18
90
5
425
4958 pt.
5030
1906 59th 2nd H.doc.
H.doc.
14
95
5
558
5117 pt.
5198
1907 60th 1st H.doc.
H.doc.
26
42
5
620
5295 pt.
5311
1908 60th 2nd H.doc.
H.doc.
42
67
1046
1407
5452 pt.
5477
1909 61st 2nd H.doc.
H.doc.
43
65
107
123
5746 pt.
5768
1910 61st 3rd H.doc.
H.doc.
31
76
1006
1348
5975 pt.
6020
1911 62nd 2nd H.doc.
H.doc.
40
74
120
131
6222 pt.
6256
1912 62nd 3rd H.doc.
H.doc.
42
61
933
946
6408 pt.
6427
1913 63rd 2nd H.doc.
H.doc.
36
94
1009
696
6633 pt.
6691
1914 63rd 3rd H.doc.
H.doc.
29
49
1475
1609
6814 pt.
6834
1915 64th 1st H.doc.
H.doc.
37
80
90
660
6991 pt.
7034
1916 64th 2nd H.doc.
H.doc.
33
60
1899
2027
7159 pt.
7186
1917 65th 2nd H.doc.
H.doc.
27
58
915
958
7357 pt.
7388
1918 65th 3rd H.doc.
H.doc.
28
51
1455
1866
7497 pt.
7520
1919 66th 2nd H.doc.
H.doc.
34
45
409
668
7705 pt.
7716
1920 66th 3rd H.doc.
H.doc.
25
53
849
1043
7819 pt.
7847
1921 67th 2nd H.doc. 56 223 8044
1922 67th 4th H.doc. 17 524 8188
1923 68th 1st H.doc. 68 104 8329
1924 68th 2nd H.doc. 67 433 8485
1925 69th 1st H.doc. 85 52 8646
1926 Not printed

* 1870-1871, v.2-3 not included in Congressional documents.

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