Thermometrical journal, 1803


Date: 1803 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 40 p.


This journal was kept on a voyage from the Downs to the Capes of Delaware on board the ship Three Sisters, 26 June-20 August, 1803. The volume includes "Observations on the storm glass," made on the same voyage. The storm glass, with an explanation of its use, and the journal of observations are at the American Philosophical Society.

Background note

William Poyntell was a Philadelphia bookseller.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 40 p.


Presented by William Poyntell, 1803; accessioned, 1900.

Early American History Note

William Poyntell kept this thermometric journal during his voyage from England to Delaware in 1803.

Indexing Terms


  • Meteorological Data
  • Meteorological records.
  • Scientific Data


  • Meteorology.
  • Science and technology
  • Temperature measurements.