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Daily Irish Weather Record for the Early 1700s

A recent article in the Irish Times reports Dr. Alan Smyth at Trinity College has identified Isaac Butler as the author of a unique weather diary for early 18th-century Dublin.  The journal covers the period 1716 through 1734 and describes some of the particularly cold wet summers of the period.  The full document has been posted free online by the Dublin City Public Library at: <>.  (Thanks to CHN member Mark Humprhies for drawing this to my attention.)


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Assistant Professor of History at the Ohio State University

One comment on “Daily Irish Weather Record for the Early 1700s

  1. Mark Humphries
    August 28, 2012

    if you would like to read this document at leisure, go to the Dublin Public Libraries page, and at the bottom of the screen displaying the diary, click on the Slide Share button. This will take you to another page, where you can download the diary as a .pdf.

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