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ITEM — unspecified: HUM 9 Box 4, Volume 3 Identifier: HUM 9

Annotated almanac, 1742 Digital

Scope and Contents

Almanac containing calendar pages with sporadic annotations of unidentified measurements and interleaved pages with short handwritten entries about Winthrop's daily activities, and astronomical and meteorological observations. The entries include personal notes about travel, the weather, and occasional alcohol consumption. There is an entry listing the population and burials and baptisms in Boston (January).

Scientific observations include notes of:
  1. a sunspot (January)
  2. planetary observations for the year (June-July)
  3. a meteor in Connecticut (November 24)
  4. water freezing (December)

Dates

  • 1742

Researcher Access

The Papers of John and Hannah Winthrop are open for research.

Extent

.3 cubic feet (30 volumes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received by exchange from the Dartmouth College Library in 1950.

General note

Almanac publication information: Ames, Nathaniel, 1708-1764. An astronomical diary, or, An almanack for the year of our Lord Christ, 1742.

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

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