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Chesterfield and Bolsover Water Board Reservoirs

Chesterfield and Bolsover Water Board Reservoirs by N/A (1944)

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Author: N/A
Title: Chesterfield and Bolsover Water Board Reservoirs and Rainfall: Linacre Reservoir
Year: 1944
Publisher: Chesterfield and Bolsover Water Board
Place: Chesterfield and Bolsover
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: Yes
Price: £150
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A large quarto manuscript volume (32x32x5cm) containing detailed daily records of temperature and rainfall at the Linacre Reservoirs in Derbyshire from April 1944 to January 1964. Bound in red reversed calf (suede) over blue cloth covered boards with 'C. & B.W.B. Reservoirs & Rainfall' in gilt on the front board, both leather and cloth are a bit ragged but the structure of the binding is still strong. The manuscript is written in black ink on preprinted pages, one month and a dozen columns to each page. The verso of each leaf contains eight readings which refer to the contents in gallons of the three Linacre Reservoirs with runoff and evaporation. The recto, opposite, has individual rainfall readings and a maximum and minimum temperature reading from the 'Central Premises Yard'. These readings were performed on behalf of the Chesterfield and Bolsover Water Board who administered the reservoirs with occasional annotations such as: 'Gauge Interfered with Estimate of Dr Glasspool M.D. Air Ministry' for the Hunger Hill reading in April 1944. There are additional notes in the 'Remarks' column such as 'Coldest day since Jan 25 1945. Snow Keen frost all day' for February 1st 1956. The final blank leaf contains some definitions and records for greatest rainfall, longest drought in the area. No names is given for the officials who completed the records though they were no doubt employees of the Water Board. This price includes UK postage but overseas shipping may cost more.
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