Here is December’s weather… from 331 years ago. While certainly not the oldest item in the Bolton Library, this rather battered copy of John Gadbury’s Ephemerides of the celestial motions and aspects, eclipses of the luminaries, &c. for XX years. Beginning Anno 1682. and ending An. 1701 (London : J. Macock, 1680) may bear some of the earliest firsthand weather recordings in the collection. Bolton Library E.6.9.
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