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Meteorological observations and papers, 1856 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/700

Scope and Contents

Meteorological observations and requests for meteorological information. The volume includes observations of temperatures in the River Thames, 26 December 1858 - 29 December 1860; tabulated monthly meteorological observations at Bedford, Cape of Good Hope, New South Wales, Paramatta, Adelaide, Dijon, Helston, Toronto and Lisbon between 1857 and 1860; daily observations at Athens, 1-18 April 1859, and the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, 21 October - 8 November 1859; air temperatures at Greenwich, 1850-1858; a newspaper account of the Aurora Australis; observations of a meteor at Venice; a barometric curve for Oxford and Greenwich air pressure; a storm chart for Britain, 24 October 1859; and the transmission of meteorological messages by telegraph to U.J.J. Le Verrier in Paris. The papers include correspondence with J. Glaisher, J.W. Lubbock, A.T. de Kupffer, C.P. Smyth, M.J. Johnson, R. Fitzroy, J. Booth, and C.T. Bright.


  • Creation: 1856 - 1861


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:55:20+00:00

Includes index.

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