Weather tables with notes on the flora and fauna of Littlebury, Essex

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notebook, containing tables of barometer and thermometer readings, compiled by William Gretton, Rector of Littlebury, Essex (January-December 1773), as well as a monthly calendar of observations on the flora and fauna in his garden, with sowing and harvesting dates and occasionally the cost of food purchased.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Gretton (1736-1813) was Vicar of Saffron Walden and Rector of Littlebury, both in Essex. He became Archdeacon of Essex, 1795-1813, and was Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open to research and can be viewed at the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre. To make an appointment to visit the reading room, please telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Valence House Museum in 1959.

Note

Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Assistant Archivist.

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