Reference numberEL/D1/51
TitleLetter from William Derham, dated at Upminster, Essex
CreatorDerham; William (1657-1735); Church of England clergyman; natural philosopher; canon of Windsor
Date7 April 1702
DescriptionDerham sends the two previous year's tables of meteorological observations of Upminster, Essex
Derham discusses the rainfall for 1700 and 1701; whether the tables will be useful in judging health and diseases during those years; the different height of the mercury in the barometer during the summer and winter; the thermometrical observations of the coldest and hottest part of the day; the lowest descent of the mercury in the barometer; Richard Towneley's barometric observations for Townley, Lancashire. A small table is attached
Read to the Royal Society on 15 April 1702
Extent4 sides
Place originUpminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Origin coordinates51.55594, 0.2556
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed in LBO/29/77
For an account of the rainfall at Townley, Lancashire by Richard Towneley sent to Derham in 1698 see 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 21, no 249, p 47
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
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