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MS Am 1360-1361

American Academy of Arts and Sciences. American Academy of Arts and Sciences meteorological records, 1754-1865: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, f
Call No.: MS Am 1360-1361
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Title: American Academy of Arts and Sciences meteorological records,
Date(s): 1754-1865.
Quantity: 1 collection (3.5 linear feet (1 box, 33 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Meteorological records gathered by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

54M-262-263. Deposited by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; received: 1955.

Processing Information:

Reformatted by: Bonnie B. Salt, 2015

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Meteorological Records, 1754-1865 (MS Am 1360-1361). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was chartered in Massachusetts in 1780 and is the second oldest learned society in the U.S.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Meteorological records gathered by the Academy, including 33 volumes of meteorological journals and observations kept by Enoch Hale, James Jackson, Edward Holyoke and others, for Boston, Salem, Waltham, Springfield, and Gardner, during the 19th century and for Cambridge during the late 18th century. Also 1 box with several manuscripts of both daily observations and summary tables, mostly from New England towns, maintained by various individuals.

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