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Climatology--Observations--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh89003325

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Journal of Robert Capen

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0075
Abstract

This volume is a receipt book kept by the Boston, Massachusetts, shipping firm of Thompson and Gridley for the period 1758-1765 and is interspersed with the diary of Robert Capen. The diary was written in 1811 and 1812. The entries document the weather and wind direction as well as occurances in the town of Canton, Massachusetts. There is also a single account for Samuel Capen of Canton to Robert Capen, for the period 1810-1812.

Dates: 1758-1812

Harriet Hemperley diary

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0035
Abstract

This diary was kept by Harriet Hemperley of Columbia, Pennsylvania, between May 1868 and May 1869. Hemperley recorded her work as a seamstress, social visits, and attendance at various church services and religious meetings.

Dates: 1868-1869

Chauncey P. Holcomb farm diary

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0166
Abstract

This volume is a farm diary kept by Chauncey P. Holcomb of New Castle County, Delaware, between 1843 and 1850. Holcomb recorded information related to his crops and livestock, as well as references to the weather, his health, and his involvement in agricultural reform.

Dates: 1843-1850

Joseph Hoare Beale journals

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0002
Abstract

The Joseph Hoare Beale journals, 1796-1848, consist of nine volumes kept by a world traveler of the late eighteenth to late nineteenth-centuries. Beale, who may have been of Irish origin and served as secretary to Lord Thomas Pitt in Ceylon before traveling to America, recorded weather observations, activities, and expenses in the five "daily weather diaries." He also produced a holograph of Sir Thomas Moore's "Sacred Melodies."

Dates: 1796-1848

David B. Kempton diary

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0046
Abstract

These nine volumes are the diary of David B. Kempton of New Bedford, Massachusetts, kept 1868-1874 and 1876-1877. Kempton recorded his observations on the weather, his business dealings, and local social life.

Dates: 1868-1874, 1876-1877

Michael Bartholomew Mahony memorandum book

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0167
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of a memorandum book kept by Philadelphia merchant Michael Bartholomew Mahony between 1879 and 1883. Mahony recorded observations on the weather, local and international news, household activity, financial transactions, and the deaths of friends, family members, and acquaintances. The collection also contains two photographs and a number of loose receipts, newspaper clippings, and other pieces of paper ephemera.

Dates: 1879-1883

Steamship Mary logbook

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0165
Abstract

This volume is the logbook for the American steamship Mary, chronicling her voyages between Alabama and Florida in 1869.

Dates: 1869

John Reed Nicholson diary

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0055
Abstract

These two volumes are the diaries of John Reed Nicholson of Dover, Delaware, for the years 1882 and 1889.

Dates: 1882, 1889

Anna M. Potts diary

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0105
Abstract

This diary was kept by Anna M. Potts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, between January 1, 1860, and February 20, 1861. Potts recorded information related to the weather, illness and death, social visits, her servants, daily work and domestic details, and her Quaker faith.

Dates: 1860-1861

Henry C. Pratt journals

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0160
Abstract

In these two journal volumes, Henry C. Pratt recorded his travels through southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 1825 and his voyages as Surgeon’s Mate in the United States Navy between 1826 and 1828.

Dates: 1825, 1826-1828

Thomas Scattergood journal

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0177
Abstract

This journal was created by Thomas Scattergood (1748-1814), a Quaker minister, pioneer of mental health reform, and early advocate for the creation of Friends Asylum (later Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It describes his travels to various Quaker Meetings in New Jersey and New York between 1789 and 1792.

Dates: 1789, 1791-1792

Dudley Swift diary

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0073
Abstract

This diary was kept by Dudley Swift, a resident of Hampden County, Massachusetts, near the town of Chicopee, between 1784 and 1844. He recorded brief entries about the weather and agricultural patterns.

Dates: 1784-1844

Lucy E. Upson diary

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0077
Abstract

These four manuscripts are volumes of Lucy E. Upson’s diary, which describes life in Kosciusko County, Indiana, between 1875 and 1892. Upson remarked on the weather, her chores, visitors, various religious services, and other aspects of rural life.

Dates: 1875-1879, 1883-1892

Benjamin Webb weather diary

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0082
Abstract

This weather diary was kept by Benjamin Webb of Suffolk County, New York, between 1855 and 1863.

Dates: 1855 January 1-1863 May 18

Mary Avery White journals

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Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0084
Abstract

These three manuscripts are volumes of a journal kept by Mary Avery White (1778-1860) of Boylston, Massachusetts. White wrote extensively about life in rural Massachusetts, including observations on the weather, notes about daily work and social visits, meditations on religion, and information about her involvement in various reform activities, including abolitionism and the temperance movement.

Dates: 1805-1807, 1827-1835, 1852-1855