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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1360-1361

American Academy of Arts and Sciences meteorological records


Meteorological records gathered by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


  • Creation: 1754-1865

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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


3.5 linear feet (1 box, 33 volumes)

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.

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.


Arranged into the following series:

  1. I. bMS Am 1360: Meteorological papers
  2. II. fMS Am 1361: Additional meteorological papers

Physical Location

b, f

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

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

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