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Meteorological observations and papers, 1837 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/699

Scope and Contents

Observations and requests for information on meteorological phenomena, meteors and the Aurora Borealis. The volume includes observations of rainfall and air pressure; G. Graham's interpolation of London mortality figures and meteorological observations; a summary of weather at Helston, Cornwall, and Whittington, Shropshire; various observations of storms; an account of a hurricane in 'The Glasgow Herald', 1846; various observations of a solar halo; accounts of meteors and the Aurora Borealis; a piece from the 'Worcestershire Guardian' on the 'lunar rainbow'; and a piece from 'The Britannia' on high tides in the Thames in 1841. The papers include correspondence with R. Fitzroy, L.A. Quetelet, J.W.G. Gutch, W. Farr, W.S. Harris, E. Sabine, E.J. Cooper, W.H. Sykes, J. Glaisher, J.T.R. Robinson, F. Beaufort, J.B. Reade, J.F.W. Herschel, J. Challis, J. Phillips, G. Fisher, C. Todd, T. Chevallier and A. Stevenson.


  • Creation: 1837 - 1848


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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