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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2408
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1795-1839
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Cowe | James | d 1873 | churchman and meteorologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Reverend James Cowe, MA, was vicar and rural dean at Sunbury Parish. He attended King's College Aberdeen.

This journal is the 83rd copy of a limited run of 90 copies of the Reverend Cowe's meteorological journal which was published in 1889. The Revd Cowe's daily readings (taken at 8 am) are of the following: temperature, maximum temperature, minimum temperature, barometer, wind direction, rain gauge (from 1 Aug 1796 onwards), brief description of the weather.


Scope and content/abstract:

Meteorological journal kept at Sunbury Vicarage, 1795-1839, by the Revd James Cowe. The introduction includes Sunbury harvest tables, 1799-1839, by R C Bayard; statistical tables of meteorological data; and 2 photographs and a plan of Sunbury Vicarage garden.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This item was transferred by Surrey Record Office to the Greater London Record Office on 31 March 1987.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The original manuscript is held in the Jenyns Library, Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
August to October 2010.

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