I first learnt of the essay's existence through online searches for books related to Peirce. Here's the info which I had eventually compiled at the Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography:
Stanley, William A. (1978), Charles Peirce, scholar, cartographer, mathematician, and metrologist: An American philosopher, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA Reprint, v. 8, no. 2, 4 pages. Reprinted 1986, U. S. Department of Commerce.Stanley, a Peirce Edition Project advisor, headed the NOAA's history division until it was shut down in 1994 http://www.iupui.edu/~peirce/news/1_1/1_1x.htm#surv.