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Reference numberMA/113/3
Previous numbersMA.113
LevelItem
TitlePaper 'A meteorological journal for 1840 kept at Allenheads, Northumberland, with a few remarks on the rain-gauge', by William Walton
CreatorWalton; William (d.1863); British clergyman
Date13 March 1841
DescriptionDaily meteorological observations [pp.1-25] made at 9.00am and at 3.00pm at Allenheads, Northumberland, England, 1 January-31 December 1840. Columns for date, barometer readings, with attached thermometer and an external thermometer. With rain in inches and direction of the wind at 9.00am, and general remarks. There is a concluding set of mean results for the year [p.26].

The main data is followed by 'A few remarks on the Rain-gauge', discussing problems of rain gauge design, with illustrations. This is annotated in pencil, with a final note [p.39] commencing: 'The Author is here misled by the circumstances of his Locality...L.H. 29 April 41' [Luke Howard].

Numbered and inscribed [p.1]: 'No.229...Recd. 18 March 1841 S.H.C.' [Samuel Hunter Christie]. Annotated [p.40]: 'Archives 10th June 1841 S.H.C.'.
Extent40p.
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Dimensions243x189mm.
Access statusOpen
Related materialMM/11/154
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA5534Walton; William (- 1863) - 1863
NA4515Howard; Luke (1772 - 1864)1772 - 1864
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