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Papers on meteorology, 1861 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/703

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding meteorology and meteorological instruments. The correspondents include R. Fitzroy, T.J. Main, M. Faraday, G. Fisher, C.V. Walker, A.S. Herschel, Lord Wrottesley, W.H. Sykes, J.V. Lamont, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.F.W. Herschel, F. Galton, W.H. Miller, H. James, W. Farr, J.D. Forbes and N. Beardmore. The volume includes an extract from 'The Standard', 24 March 1865, on an 'Extraordinary Meteoric Arch'; printed circulars concerning the observation of meteors; a 'Chart for Radiant Point of Shooting Stars July 1863'; a chart showing the directions of the shooting stars, 10 August 1863; a circular advertising S.M. Saxby's 'Study of Steam and the Marine Engine'; a diagram and explanation of a self-registering barometer by T. Armellini; pages extracted from 'The London Review' containing articles on pressure gauges, thermometers and barometers; pages extracted from the 'International Exhibition', 1862, describing a volutor, a deep-sea pressure-gauge and a deep-sea thermometer, all invented by Henry Johnson; a plan of a barometer proposed to be on public view at the Royal Observatory, 1863; a manuscript by J.D. Everett titled 'Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Reduction of The Observations of the Deep Sunk Thermometers from 1846-1859'; pages extracted from 'The Farm and Garden', 10 January 1861, containing the meteorological observations at Adelaide for December 1860; a copy of the South African Meteorological Report, adopted 7 July 1862; a printed notice of a storm recorded at the Imperial Observatory, Paris, on 14 October 1862; pages from an unknown journal, dated 28 February 1861, regarding irregular oscillations of the barometer at Manchester and at Lisbon; a printed notice from the Royal Institution of Great Britain containing the weekly evening meeting report of 28 March 1862 on 'An Explanation of the Meteorological Telegraphy and its Basis, now under trial at the Board of Trade' by Rear-Admiral Fitzroy; a galley-proof by M. le Maout postulating that cannons and bells cause storms; a list of the members of the British Meteorological Society, August 1862; a circular advertising the Astro-Meteorological Society, with a report of the Society's activities; a paper reprinted from the 'American Journal of Science and Arts' titled 'Evidence of the Cosmical Origin of Shooting Stars derived from the Dates of Early Star Showers'; a page extracted from 'The Reader' of 19 December 1863 concerning U.J.J. Le Verrier's European weather charts; a paper by L.A. Quetelet titled 'Etoiles Filantes - Eclipse De Lune - Astronomie' (Meteors - Eclipse of the Moon - Astronomy); a paper by Buys Ballot titled 'Priere A Ceux Qui Veulent Bien De La Meteorologie' (Plea to those who have a regard for meteorology); and two papers by J.V. Lamont titled 'Die Dalton'sche Dampftheorie Und Ihre Anwendung Auf Den Wasserdampf Der Atmosphare' (E.S. Dalton's theory of steam and its application to atmospheric water vapour) and 'Ueber Das Verhaltniss Der Atmospharischen Luft Zu Dem In Derselben Befindlichen Wasserdampfe' (On the proportion of air and water vapour in the atmosphere).


  • Creation: 1861 - 1865


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