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Accession Number: 76-039


Meteorological Service of Canada fonds. -- 1873-1939. -- 27 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Meteorological Service of Canada, established in 1871, was a national program for the offical recording and observation of climate in Canada. The program was renamed the Atmospheric Environment Service in 1970. The service provides historical, current and predictive meteorological data, and sea and state ice information for all areas of Canada and adjacent waters to various departments of the government, primarily Transport and National Defence. It also provides weather forcasting to the general public.

Custodial History


Scope and Content

The fonds consists of daily meteorological registers of observations of temperature, barometer readings, precipitation, clouds, wind velocity and direction and the general state of the weather of Peterborough, Ontario. Also included are monthly abstracts recording temperature and barometric extremes, the number of rainy, snowy or foggy days, the number of days when there was thunder or lightening. Newspaper clippings regarding Peterborough local weather are included.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

The fonds was donated by an unknown source.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated materials are located at the National Archives of Canada: Records of the Atmospheric Environment Service, RG 9; and Records of the Department of Environment, RG 108.


Box 1

Monthly Abstracts. January 1873-January 1874; February 1874-December 1874; February 1876.

Daily Registers. January 1873-January 1874; February 1874-January 1875; February 1875-February 1876; March 1876; January 1878-June 1878; January 1879-July 1879; July 1879-January 1880.

Box 2

Daily Registers.
December 1896-December 1904 (8 registers)
January 1906-December 1910 (5 registers)
January 1912-December 1913 (2 registers)
January 1915-December 1916 (2 registers)
January 1918-December 1939 (19 registers)

Note: The registers

Box 2

December of each year, with the following exceptions:
December 1896-December 1897
January 1934-December 1935
January 1936-December 1937
January 1938-December 1939
Each of the above comprise one register.

Newspaper clippings. April 1935-March 1937