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ITEM — unspecified: HUM 9 Box 4, Volume 7 Identifier: HUM 9

Annotated almanac, 1746 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 deaths in the community including hangings for piracy (July 24). There is an entry listing the burials and baptisms in Boston for the year and a chart of deaths according to age ranges.

Scientific observations include notes of:
  1. telescope measurements (January)
  2. a note of an earthquake (February 2-4?)
  3. planetary observations for January through April (June-July)
  4. an aurora borealis (March and June 1746)


  • 1746

Researcher Access

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


.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. Astronomical diary, or, An almanack for the year of our Lord Christ, 1746.

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

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