David Jameson and Thomas Feilde, Daily Record at Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Kingston Parish, Virginia, July 1, 1772–December 31, 1777
From Daily Record, 1 July 1776–18 December 1799 (Library of Congress).
In Jefferson’s hand, on 9 pp. in the section of miscellaneous notes bound with Jefferson’s daily observations.
A transcription of temperature readings by David Jameson of Yorktown and Williamsburg and the Reverend Thomas Feilde of Kingston Parish, then in Gloucester County, Virginia; arranged as a table with a row for each day of the calendar year and columns for the years 1772 through 1777; with some omissions, includes the lowest and highest temperature recorded by the observer on that date; the observers are identified by column headers: “Jamieson York,” “Jamieson Wmsbg,” and “Feild Gloster” (sometimes “Ford”); notes written vertically in space in the 1772 column: “Mr Jamieson’s observations were at 8. A.M. at Noon and at 3. P.M.” and “Mr Feild’s were at 8. A.M. at Noon and at 4. P.M.”
A column with average temperatures compiled by day and month is omitted here; see David Jameson and Thomas Feilde, Average Temperatures at Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Kingston Parish, Va., 1772–1777, in Other Weather and Climate Documents.