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The Resource Two weather diaries from northern England, 1779-1807 : the journals of John Chipchase and Elihu Robinson, edited by Robert Tittler

Two weather diaries from northern England, 1779-1807 : the journals of John Chipchase and Elihu Robinson, edited by Robert Tittler

Label
Two weather diaries from northern England, 1779-1807 : the journals of John Chipchase and Elihu Robinson
Title
Two weather diaries from northern England, 1779-1807
Title remainder
the journals of John Chipchase and Elihu Robinson
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Tittler
Title variation
Journals of John Chipchase and Elihu Robinson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"These two journals, kept by Quakers in north-east and north-west England respectively, record in careful detail weather and agricultural events of their time and regions. But they also observe all manner of other things and events. The journal of John Chipchase, schoolmaster of Stockton-upon-Tees, recently came to light for the very first time in a Montreal university library. It has much to say about weather and crops, but also meteor showers and the aurora borealis, lightning strikes, fatal diseases, fishing and fishkills, the homing instincts of cats, the life cycle of snails, fierce gales and consequent shipwrecks, and both the causes and local reactions to the near-famine of 1795. Elihu Robinson's record of weather, crops and prices has only been known in manuscript form to a few specialists. Possessed of both a barometer and thermometer, his sometimes even daily observations are remarkably meticulous. As an active Quaker, he also offers a rich description of their life and organization in the Northwest. Taken together, these journals suggest something of the intellectual and cultural bent of two publicly engaged men of their time, both of middling status and informal education, living far from the cosmopolitan world of London and the universities" --Provided by publisher's website
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1747-1816
  • 1734-1809
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tittler, Robert
  • Chipchase, John
  • Robinson, Elihu
Series statement
Publications of the Surtees Society,
Series volume
222
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chipchase, John
  • Robinson, Elihu
  • Quakers
  • England, Northern
  • Climatology
  • Quakers
  • England, Northern
Label
Two weather diaries from northern England, 1779-1807 : the journals of John Chipchase and Elihu Robinson, edited by Robert Tittler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xlii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780854440771
Lccn
2018487801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085196896
Label
Two weather diaries from northern England, 1779-1807 : the journals of John Chipchase and Elihu Robinson, edited by Robert Tittler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xlii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780854440771
Lccn
2018487801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085196896

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