Dalton, father of chemistry … & meteorology

From “John Dalton – The Father of Chemistry“, on The Science Show:

In Kendal[, England, around 1781], Dalton started to keep a metrological journal, he made his own thermometers, barometers and other instruments. He kept this journal for the next 57 years and is an acknowledged pioneer of this science. The journal contained 200,000 observations; it was destroyed in an air raid on Manchester in the 2nd World War.