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1890 Instructions

An act of March 1 1889 authorized approximately 46,000 specially hired and trained enumerators to conduct the 1890 census. Enumerators received instructions from the booklet "Instructions to Enumerators" below.

1890 Instructions [PDF 2.61MB]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: December 14, 2023