In "From the Collection," a meteorological log and lighthouse record book kept by David Melville, is examined. Melville was a pewterer's son, store and bath house keeper, Old Stone Mill theorist, meteorologist, and inventor of a patented process for producing illuminating gas.
Potvin, Ronald M.
"From the Collection: David Melville's Meteorological Table and Diary, 1817-1818,"
Newport History: Vol. 67
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol67/iss233/5