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Title
Observations, experiments, memorandums and extracts : manuscript, 1780-ca. 1789
Name/Creator
Plummer, Joshua, 1756-1791, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.HOUGH:3292913 
Location
Networked Resource

Houghton
Language
English
Description
1 v. (46 leaves) ; 21 cm.
Form/Genre
text

Commonplace books-United States-18th century.

Diaries-United States-18th century.

print
Subject
Plummer, Joshua , 1756-1791 ;  Astronomy -- Massachusetts -- Observations ;  Gardening -- Massachusetts ;  Meteorology -- Massachusetts -- Observations

Category
Manuscripts and records

Individual reading

English

Commonplace books

18 century

Note
A diary and commonplace book, containing entries, dated 20 Nov. 1780-20 Feb. 1787, chiefly concerning Plummer's gardening; nature, meteorology and astronomy observations; and personal activities; also with excerpts from various sources concerning weather, distilation of spirits, poisonous snakes, and other topics.

Autograph manuscript, signed; dated at Gloucester, Mass.

Date derived from a note, "In Mr. Saunder's...1789" (f. 45v).

Bound pamphlet style with paper covers.

In a tray case, 23 cm.

MS Am 1174. Houghton Library, Harvard University.