Meteorological journal of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, Vol.1 (1823-1827)-Vol.2 (1828-March 1835)

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      GB 206 MS 30
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      2 vols and 1 envelope containing 3 vols and 121 loose items

Scope and Content

Contains handwritten records of thermometer and barometer readings, wind direction, weather and rainfall, with journal of observations taken daily from January 1823 to March 1835. Data for later dates inserted loose in the first volume, with rough notes and journals. Vol. 1 is preceded by the minutes of the first meeting of the Meteorological Committee, December 1821.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society was founded in 1819 and played an important role in further education, in both the sciences and the humanities, in Leeds throughout most of the 19th century. The changing patterns of higher education and other circumstances were causing the Society to reconsider the scope of its activities by the time of the First World War; after the War the Society transferred its museum to the City of Leeds and its library to the University, and concentrated its efforts on publishing the results of research, issuing since 1925 two series of Proceedings (Literary and Historical and Scientific).

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