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Alexander Glennie meteorological observations

Identifier: Mss 0031

Collection Overview

Bound volumes containing charts (graphs and tables) pertaining to weather and the meteorological observations of Alexander Glennie taken in All Saints Parish, Waccamaw, South Carolina, and in Georgetown, South Carolina. Glennie's records include thermometric, hygrometric, and barometric readings, as well as the number of inches of rainfall each day. Charts note the wind direction and velocity and include observations about the weather (fine, cloudy, variable, loud thunder, and similar remarks). Selected observations were made three times during the day. Volumes one through six (1834-1844, 1844-1849, 1849-1858, 1849-1857, 1858-1863, and 1863-1880) contain daily records for All Saints Parish, Waccamaw, South Carolina. Volume seven (1838-1867) contains monthly averages for All Saints Parish, Waccamaw, South Carolina, and volume eight (1868-1880) contains monthly averages for Georgetown, South Carolina.


  • Creation: 1834-1880


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Born in Surrey, England, Alexander Glennie (1804-1880) was brought to the United States to be a tutor for Francis Marion Weston's son, Plowden Charles Jennet Weston. After serving as a lay reader in All Saints Parish, Glennie was made a deacon in 1832 and a priest the following year. Shortly thereafter, Glennie became rector of the Episcopal Church of All Saints Parish, South Carolina. With the help of his former student Plowden (a wealthy rice plantation owner), Glennie erected thirteen chapels on various plantations for his ministry.


8 Volumes


Eight bound volumes containing charts (graphs and tables) pertaining to the weather and meteorological observations of Alexander Glennie taken in All Saints Parish, Waccamaw, South Carolina, and Georgetown, South Carolina.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the item level.

Acquisitions Information

Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 were donated by Reverend Alexander Glennie, date unknown. Volumes 6 and 8 were originally artificially combined with "Meteorological Reports, 1830-1960," donor and date unknown.

Alternate Form of Materials

Digital reproductions available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff, date unknown.

Inventory of the Alexander Glennie Meteorological Observations, 1834-1880
Processed by: Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
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