Letters from H H Watson

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Dalton MS 351
  • Dates of Creation
      1837, 1842
  • Physical Description
      3 sheets Both letters are in poor condition, with some loss of text.

Scope and Content

Two letters from Watson who was an instrument maker in Bolton.

/1 21 Feb. 1837, describes an unusual meteorological phenomenon recently encountered at Bolton, where a "blood red light" was seen later at might in the sky, and initially accompanied by lightning; he notes that there were reports the following morning of an unusually red sky in surrounding country districts.

/2 Feb. 1842, describes an experiment with a sugar solution . This letter is cited by Roscoe, Proceedings of the Lit and Phil, 1876, 15, 77-82.

Dated at: Bolton (Lancashire).