- At head of title: Department of commerce. Bureau of the census. Sam L. Rogers, director.
"Prepared under the supervision of Mr. William C. Hunt, chief statistician for population, assisted by Mr. Arthur E. Seymour, who had immediate charge of the collection of the data."--Letter of transmittal," p. 4.
"This report is the result of a collection of statistics for the year 1916 only, and represents the first collection of statistics of marriage and divorce by this bureau since the publication of a two-volume report in 1909. The report published in 1909 contains statistics collected by the Bureau of the census which covered the 20-year period from 1887 to 1906, and also statistics collected by the former Department of labor, now the Bureau of labor statistics, which covered the preceding 20 years from 1867 to 1886."--Letter of transmittal," p. 4.
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