JAMES McGILL SOCIETY
One-Hundred and Seventy-ninth Meeting
Montreal weather records, dating from the early 19th century, are held in the McGill University Archives and the McCord Museum.
Thomas McCord (1750-1824) and John Samuel McCord (1801-1865), among others, kept detailed weather logs. This talk considers how the study of meteorology and climatology in 19th century Montreal led to the foundation of the McGill Observatory.