Athm Club <1>
I thank you for your note of yesterday–<2>
I have no hesitation in recommending that the accounts should be placed in geographical
order. The phenomena of the fiery clouds &c. &c. may have actually experienced a change during the progress of the eclipse and this will be brought out by the accounts of observers given in their geographical order, & in no other way. – This eclipse was total in Baffin’s bay, Lancaster Sound &c. Have we no observations from the Arctic voyagers? Were they not still there on the 28th July?
Yours very truly
H. F. Talbot
1. Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, London: WHFT’s club; a gentleman’s club composed primarily of artists and scientists.
2. Not located.