Charles Forster Meteorological Register
Dates of Creation
2.5 cm of textual records
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.
Information about the custody of this record prior to acquisition is incomplete.
An inventory is available.
Meteorological registers of Fredericton are located in MC300 York-Sunbury
Historical Society collection (MS45) at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.
MS1 METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER, 1842-1845