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State of the BAROMETER, in inches and decimals, High Water at LEITH

and of Farenheit's THERMOMETER, in the For JANUARY 1809. open air, taken in the morning before sun-rise,

Morn. Even and at noon; and the quantity of rain-water

Days. H. M. H. N. fallen, in inches and decimals, from Nov. Su. 1 1 53 2 17 26. to Dec. 25. 1808, in the vicinity of M. 2 2 29 2 48 Edinburgh.

Tu. 3 3 6 3 25

W. 4 3 42 4 9 Barom. Thermom. Rain Weather, Th. 5 4 21 4 40 Nov. M. N. In. Pts.

Fr. 6 4 59 5 19 26 29.9 44 44

Clear

Sa. 7 5 42 6 4 27 29.75 | 39 43

Cloudy Su 8 6 27 6 54 28 29.9 25 35

Clear

M. 9 7 23 7 55 29 29.9 81 37 0.1 Rain

Tu. 10 8 30 9 8 30 29.81 38 40

Clear

W. 11 9 48 10 29 bi 29.52 35 41

Ditto

Th.12 11 9 11 47 229.9 40 42 0.06 Rain

Fr. 13

0 19 3 29.95 40 44

Clear

Sa. 14 0 49 1 16 4 30.1 30 40

Ditto

Su. 15 1 41 2 5 5 29.5 49 52 0.8 Rain

M. 16 2 27 249 6 29.55 50 47 0.02

Showers

Tu. 17 3 10 3 99 29.9 39

Clear

W. 18 3 48 4 8 8 30.01 38 44

Ditto

Th. 19 4 26 4 43 9 30.06 40 0.03 Showers

Fr. 20 5 0 5 18 10 30.08 40 41

Clear

Sa. 21 5 35 5 53 11. 30.3 36

42

Ditto

Su. 22 6 11 6 39 12 30.25 42 44

Ditto

M. 23 6 54 7 17 13 30.26 40 43

Ditto

Tu. 24 7 44 8 17 14 30.3 43 45

Ditto

W. 25 8 55 9 98 15 30.3530 35

Ditto

Th. 26 10 18 10 56 16-1. 30. 27 35

0.04

Fr. 27 11 30 17 29.7 22 0.02 Ditto

Sa. 28 0 1 0 27 18

24
26
Clear

Su. 29 0 50 1 18 19 29.95 | 25 28

Ditto

M. 30 i 84 1 51 20 30. 26 27

Ditto

Tu..31 2 11 230 29.7 29 38

Clear

MOON's PHASES 22 30. 27 35 (.01

Snow

For JANUARY 1809. 29 30. 25 25 0.02 Ditto

Apparent time at Edinburgé. 24 29.75

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33 0.81 Ditto 25 29.72 38 0.02 Ditto Full Moon, 3. 9. 44. even:

Last Quar. 9. 7. 45. moru.
New Moon, 16. 1. 6. morta

First Quart. 23. 1. 22. even.
Quantity of Rain, 1.93

Full Moon $1. 2. 9. eren.

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THE

Scots Magazine,

Ą N.D.

EDINBURGH LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR DECEMBER 1808.

Description of CASTLE-CRAIG, wal microcephale, which had been CASILE-CRAIG, the seat of Sir lately cast ashore at Weisdále Sound

Thos. Gibson Carmichael, Bart. in Zetland. The description was açlies in the county of Peebles, and pa- companied with a correct drawing rish of Kirkurd. It is beautifully si- of the animal, which is to be engratuated on an eminence, which, in for- ved. mer times, was a Roman station. It At the same meeting, Dr Ogilby commands a view of the vale of the of Dublin read a paper on the Transiriver Tearth, and has, in the distance, tion Greenstone of Fassnet in East the ruins of Drochil Castle, formerly Lothian, which, besides much valuable one of the principal residences of Re- mineralogical information, contained 2 gent Morton, now the property of the satisfactory answer to the query proDuke of Queensberry.

posed some time ago by professor Ja. Castle Craig was formerly called meson in regard to the geognostic reKirkurd; the modern name was a. 'lations of the rocks of this tract of dopted by the late proprietor, out of country. The descriptions of the respect for the memory of his grand- individual rocks, and their general uncle, Dr William Carmichael, Bi- and particular geognostic relations, shop of Meath, in Ireland, whose re were detailed with abihty; and the sidence in that kingdom was so called. interest of the whole was increased by

The present proprietor is the repre- acute observations on the mode of exsentative of the family of Gibson amining and discriminating rocksma of Durie. He adopted the name of subject of high value, particularly to Carmichael, in consequence of suc- those who may be employed in exaceeding to the estate of the late John, mining the mineralogy of a country. Earl of Hyndford, his maternal grand The following gentlemen have been uncle.

elected office-bearers of this Society for 1809.

President. Robert Jameson, Esq.

F.R.S. Prof. Nat. Hist. Proceedings of the Wernerian Natural Vice-Presidents. Dr Wm. Wright, History Society.

F.R.S.; Rev. Dr Macknight, F.R.S.; AT T the meeting of this Society, Dr John Barclay, F.R.S. Dr Thoni

10th Dec. the Secretary read a son, F.R.S. communication from the Rev. Mr Of the Council

. Brig. Gen. Dirom; Fleming of Bressay, describing a Nar- Lieut. Col. Fullerton; c. S. Menwhal, or Sea-Unicorn, (of the sort de- teith, Esq. Dr James Home, F.R.S. ; nominated by La Cepede, Le Nar. Dr John Yule; James Russel, Esq.

F.R.S.

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F.R.S. Charles Anderson, Esq., and from N. E. The snow lies nearly : Charles Stewart, Esq.

foot deep all around Edinburgh. This Treasurer. Patrick Walker, Esq. fall has been accompanied with a conSecretary. Patrick Neill, Esq. siderable relaxation of the intensity of

the cold. Monthly Memoranda in Natural His

P.S.-UNIVERSITY MUSEUM. Atory.

mong the memoranda in Scottish naDec. 4. A Remarkable variety of turad history, the great improvements

1808. in these few days, been received from this museum, deserve a distinguished the Highlands. It seems to be a hy- place. The room has been rendered brid bird, between the black-cock and spacious, by removing the partition the red-grous. The specimen has been walls, and making it extend the whole carefully preserved by Mr Douglas of length of the large building in which Orchardton.

it is situated. The plan of the inte10. A very large Rock-crys- rior is judicious, and at the same time tal, from Braemar in Aberdeenshire, very elegant; reflecting equal credit may at present be seen in the jewel- on the judgement and taste of the lery shop of Messrs Marshall and Co. Professor of Natural History, and on High Street. It consists properly of the liberality of the Magistrates of two six-sided prisms united longitu- Edinburgh. A large stove, having dinally. The substance of the planes tinned-iron tubes attached to it, conwhich form the acuminated end of the veys heated air to different parts of specimen, is much lighter in colour the room. The side walls are coverthan the body of the crystals; the ed with handsome glass-cases, incloformer being of a pale yellow, while sing specimens of quadrupeds, birds, the latter is of a clove brown. The fishes, serpents, shells, corals, &c. whole weighs no less than 19 lbs. The collection of these is, it must be

It cost the present owners confessed, not yet so ample as could above 40 guineas !-a signal proof of be wished; but, now that a suitable the great demand for ornaments of repository is prepared, and an active Scotch topaz, as our smoke-coloured and zealous keeper appointed, there is rock-crystals are generally called. every reason to hope that the public

. 17. Hitherto the winter has, spirit of our countrymen will induce contrary to early indications, been ra many, both at home and abroad, to ther open and mild. Till this date, increase the collection, by presenting several of the late-flowering asters, an such rare or curious specimens as maj tirrhinums, stocks, &c. have continu fall within their reach. The name of ed in bloom in the borders. But, this the donor, it may not be improper to day, it became intensely cold, so that, add, is always affixed to the label on at night, Fahrenheit's thermometer in. which the Linnean denomination of dicated 19o.

the specimen is written ; and it is 18. In little more than 24 probable that, in a very few years, a hours from the commencement of the catalogue raisonné may be published, frost, the skaters began to occupy the in which such donations will, of course, lakes of Duddingstone and Lochend. be recorded. Below the glass-cases

, The severity of the cold has already and in every recess, are numerous cut off all remains of vegetation in the drawers, (capable of containing ten flower gardens.

thousand specimens), for the recepDec. 23, 24. A very heavy fall tion of minerals. In this department

, of snow has succeeded, with the wind the museum is now peculiarly rich;

5 oz.

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