British Rainfallfall 1867, preface
BRITISH RAINFALL, 1867.
Through the continued courtesy of more than a thousand correspondents, I have the pleasure of issuing the Eighth Annual Statement of Rainfall in the Biritsh Isles, that for the year 1867. While conscious that in accuracy and completeness with reference to last year it is fully equal to any of its successors, I trust the essays in the earlier part of the volume will prove equally acceptable.
The publication is a few days later than usual for three causes - (1) the tardiness of a few of my correspondents; (2) the difficulty of getting communications from the lesser Islands of the Hebrides and Shetlands during the winter months; (3)owing to the increased number of returns, more time is required for their verification and for their careful reading against the proof-sheets. As I have stated in previous years, the tables are not only read against the MS. in the usual way, but also against the observers' returns, hence the remarkably small list of errata on the opposite page.
G. J. SYMONS.
136, CAMDEN ROAD, N.W.
Feb. 24th. 1868.