Meteorological journals, 1784-1788, 1789-1793

Mss.551.5.M26

Date: 1784-1793 | Size: 2 Volumes, 2 volumes, 315 p.

Abstract

These journals, kept at Madison's plantation, also contain notes on sowing and harvesting, and migration of birds. Some notes are in Dolley Madison's hand.

Background note

James Madison was the fourth President of the United States and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1785.

Digital objects note

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Collection Information

Physical description

2 volumes, 315 p.

Provenance

Presented by Mrs. Dolley Payne Madison, 1839; accessioned, 1900. (See letter from Mrs. Madison to Chapman, 12 Aug. 1839). See in-house shelf list for additional accession numbers.

Related material

Meteorological journal, 1798-1802 (551.5/M56 No. X), American Philosophical Society Library, Philadelphia (Pa.).

Meteorological journal, 1793-1796, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia (Pa.).

Early American History Note

These two volumes record the daily weather and other data at James Madison's plantation Montpeiler. In addition to the meteorological data, there are occasionally other notes pertaining to gardening and harvesting. These annotations often note the plants they have and where they were on the grounds.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Journals (notebooks).
  • Meteorological Data

Personal Name(s)

  • Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Birds -- Migration -- United States.
  • Meteorology -- Observations.
  • Natural history
  • Science and technology


Detailed Inventory

Meteorological journal vol. 1
1784-17881 Volumes

Abstract: This is the first of two volumes of manuscript tables recording daily weather and other data, such as notes on plant sowing, harvesting, bird migration, and other seasonal phenomena at James Madison's plantation, Montpelier. This volume covers the years 1784-1788.

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https://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/text:275576

Meteorological journal vol. 2
1789-17932 Volumes

Abstract: This is the second of two volumes of manuscript tables recording daily weather and other data, such as notes on plant sowing, harvesting, bird migration, and other seasonal phenomena at James Madison's plantation, Montpelier. This volume covers the years 1789-1793.

Access digital object:
https://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/text:275669