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MC884                      Charles Forster Meteorological Register

Dates of Creation

Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records

Administrative History
Charles Vaughan Forster was employed as a Customs House officer for the port of Saint John, New Brunswick in the mid-1830s. He married Jane Dickson, and they had no fewer than 4 children: Vaughan, Patrick William, William D., and Cameron. In addition to his work at the Customs House, Charles Forster served as an agent of the Associated Press and as proprietor of the newsroom. He was also active in the community as a member of the Masonic Lodge. At the time of his death, on 28 August 1860, age 62, he was treasurer of the provincial Grand Lodge of the Masonic Order.

Johnson, D. F., Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers, vol. 18, 1859-1861

Scope and Content
In this meteorological register, Charles Forster recorded daily barometer, temperature, and wind readings, probably for Saint John, New Brunswick. These readings were taken each morning and evening, usually about the same time. He also included general comments on weather conditions and types of precipitation.

Custodial History
Information about the custody of this record prior to acquisition is incomplete.


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Related Records
Meteorological registers of Fredericton are located in MC300 York-Sunbury Historical Society collection (MS45) at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.