British Rainfall 1867 page 6
Report on Rain Gauges
The branches of rainfall investigation herein referred to, necessarily change from year to year, as the various subjects either increase so much in importance as to claim separate notice for themselves, or, on the other hand, are wrought to a conclusion, and either established among the rules for guidance of observers, or dismissed from further consideration. Many things, also, which were primarily noticed here as desiderata, and subsequently as commenced, are now simply matters of routine - all important and interesting, but concerning which, there is little calling for special notice. Take for example the subject of the examination of rain gauges first mentioned in 1862, which has been going steadily on, until it appears that I have visited and tested upwards of 240 gauges - one or more in each of the following counties, the enumeration of which, will show their wide and irregular distribution:-
Bedford, Cambridge, Cumberland, Derby, Devon, Durham, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincoln, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottingham, Rutland, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwick, Westmoreland, Wilts, Yorks.
Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint.
Aberdeen, Forfar, Kincardine, Orkney.The results of 166 examinations were published in the British Association Report for 1866, and those of about 70 will appear in that for 1867. The entries have hitherto stood thus:-