These journals, kept at Madison's plantation, also contain notes on sowing and harvesting, and migration of birds. Some notes are in Dolley Madison's hand.
James Madison was the fourth President of the United States and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1785.
Presented by Mrs. Dolley Payne Madison, 1839; accessioned, 1900. (See letter from Mrs. Madison to Chapman, 12 Aug. 1839). See in-house shelf list for additional accession numbers.
General physical description
2 volumes, 315 p.
Meteorological journal, 1798-1802 (551.5/M56 No. X), American Philosophical Society Library, Philadelphia (Pa.).
Meteorological journal, 1793-1796, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia (Pa.).
Early American History Note
These two volumes record the daily weather and other data at James Madison's plantation Montpeiler. In addition to the meteorological data, there are occasionally other notes pertaining to gardening and harvesting. These annotations often note the plants they have and where they were on the grounds.
- Journals (notebooks).
- Meteorological Data
- Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849
- Madison, James, 1751-1836
- Birds -- Migration -- United States.
- Meteorology -- Observations.
- Natural History
- Science and Technology