Unidentified Observer, Daily Record at Avignon, France, January–December 1785
Massachusetts Historical Society: Enclosed in John Banister, Jr., to Thomas Jefferson, 11 March 1786, Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts, 1705–1827.
In Banister’s hand, copied from an unidentified observer.
Banister wrote in his letter to Jefferson from Avignon: “On my leaving Paris I promised to keep an account of the degrees of heat and cold to which this country is subject. Having omited bringing an instrument with me I had one made here but found it so illy graduated that I discontinued taking notes. I have however procured a copy of those keept by a gentleman the last year; they are the most perfect of any I can get and I have great pleasure in transmiting them to you.”