Daily Record, 1 July 1776-10 January 1777
Massachusetts Historical Society: Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts, 1705-1827, Other Volumes, 1766-1824, Memorandum Book, 1776-1778.
5 pp., bound at the end of a volume with Timothy Telescope [Robert Aitken], The Philadelphia Newest Almanack, for the Year of Our Lord 1776 (Philadelphia, 1776), 70 pp. of Jefferson’s cash accounts, and 2 pp. of miscellaneous memoranda.
Printed in Memorandum Books, 1:432-5; see also 1:xxxix.
At head of first page: “Observations on the weather / Philadelphia 1776.” Headings of first column on first page: “July. | hour. | thermom.”; and second column: “day | h m | ° .”
At 17 July 1776, Jefferson put an asterisk in front of his evening observation and put a note at the foot of the page: “this mark * denotes there had been rain previous.” He employed the asterisk in other entries in this record up to 26 August 1776.