59 School Street, Box 1310, Edgartown MA 02539 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

A Finding Aid to the H. L. Flanders Weather Books, 1889-1916

Descriptive Summary

RepositoryMartha's Vineyard Museum, Gale Huntington Research Library
59 School Street
P.O. Box 1310
Edgartown, MA 02539
Call NumberRU 516
Creator Flanders, Horace L., 1861-1936
TitleH. L. Flanders Weather Books
Extent1 box (0.504 cubic feet)
LanguageThe materials are in English.
AbstractThis collection consists of account books with handwritten weather observations.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use and Reproduction Restrictions

Requests to reproduce material from this collection should be directed to the library's staff. Reproduction fees may apply.

Preferred Citation

Martha's Vineyard Museum, RU 516, H.L. Flanders Weather Books.

Acquisition Information

The immediate source of acquisition of these materials is unknown.

Publication Information

Martha's Vineyard Museum

Gale Huntington Research Library
59 School Street
P.O. Box 1310
Edgartown, MA 02539

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared and machine-encoded by Nathaniel Janick in January 2015.

 Creation of this finding aid was sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Index Terms


  • Account books


  • Weather

Biography/Historical Note

The full name of the author is never given in the materials, but presumably, the author was Horace L. Flanders, who was born in 1861 to Albert F. Flanders, 1823-1902, and Eunice A. Tilton, 1834-1921, of Chilmark. He was married to Abbie S. Packard in 1904. He died in 1936.

Scope and Content of Collection

These account books record the daily weather from 1889 through 1916. The books are numbered, one through ten. Book two and book seven were not present during processing so they were presumably not part of the original acquisition.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Contents of Collection


Account book, 1889 


Account book, 1892 


Account book, 1895-1897 


Account book, 1897-1900 


Account book, 1905-1908 


Account book, 1909-1911 


Account book, 1911-1913 


Account book, 1913-1916