|Content Description||Includes sheets to register the level of rainfall for every day of the year; records the time the observation was taken, the diameter of the raingauge, height of gauge above the ground, longitudinal and latitudinal references, and the height of the top of the rain gauge above sea level; forms completed for the following years for Clumber Gardens by Samuel Barker [head gardener] and later ones by F. McLeod and C. Frankish: 1906-1907, 1919, 1921-1922 and 1925-1945; 1 form completed for Hardwick by F Leeson for the year 1922.|
Smaller forms to register the total rainfall for each month; records which day had the greatest fall in 24 hours, where the reading was taken, diameter of funnel, height of top above ground and above sea level, number of days with .01 inches or more or .04 inches or more; pattern and maker of gauge; latitudinal and longitudinal references, and the nearest station and church; forms completed for the following years for Clumber Gardens: 1909-1914, 1916-1918 and 1920-1923; forms completed for Hardwick by F. Leeson for the years 1921-1923.
Correspondence covers: Arthur Elliott of the estate office corresponding with the agent from Hodsock Priory to compare rainfall levels; enquiries into the cost and supply of rainfall gauges from Negretti and Zambra [opticians and meteorological instrument makers]; requests from Elliott to Barker to send him 6 monthly totals of rainfall; instructions to F. Leeson to complete forms for rainfall at Hardwick; letter from the Meteorological Office informing members that the British Rainfall Organisation is now a branch of their office; circular informing members that summer thunderstorms are to be recorded, and instructions as to what is to be recorded.
Bundle also includes; marketing material from Negretti and Zambra; 'Rules for Rainfall Observers' published by the British Rainfall Organisation; blank order forms for the purchasing of publications and forms from the British Rainfall Organisation, and later from the Meteorological Office for most years that rainfall observations were made.
Given index number of '2165' by the estate office.