Reference numberMS/910
TitleCollected papers of scientific content for the Illustrated London Almanack, edited by James Glaisher
CreatorJames Glaisher FRS A leading astronomer, meteorologist and balloonist.

John Lee FRS (1783-1866) antiquary and astronomer of Hartwell House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904) art dealer, rare book and print collector, and wood engraver; a founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
DescriptionCollected original manuscripts and proof sheets used to produce the Illustrated London Almanack. Generally, the material is on annual astronomical events with popular explanations and background for eclipses, planetary positions and other regular phenomema. However there are proof sheets and illustrations relating to natural history and other topics. The scientific editor, James Glaisher, incorporated meteorological data into the annual volumes, but this is rarely present in these books. One volume of the original set (for 1855) is missing.

Volumes are inscribed as being presented by James Glaisher to John Lee of Hartwell House.
Extent11 volumes
Physical descriptionPaper, half-bound in brown leather, marbled paper boards.
DimensionsVarious sizes
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8224Glaisher; James (1809 - 1903)1809 - 1903
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