[ Charles Meldrum, Superintendent, Royal Alfred Observatory, Mauritius. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('C Meldrum') [ to Alexander Ramsay ] regarding 'The Scientific Roll'.

Charles Meldrum (1821-1901), Scottish meteorologist, Superintendent, Royal Alfred Observatory, Mauritius, 1875-1896 [ Alexander Ramsay, editor of 'The Scientific Roll' ]
Publication details: 
Royal Alfred Observatory, Mauritius. [ On notepaper embossed with British crest. ] 27 December 1881.
SKU: 19974

1p., 12mo. On grey paper. In good condition, lightly aged. Small manuscript shelf-mark at top left. He thanks him for sending 'the numbers of the Scientific Roll', and asks to be put down as a subscriber. 'I shall try to get the others. - | By today's mail I forward two papers.' Meldrum's entry in the Oxford DNB states that from 'his outpost' he 'produced the first recognizably modern weather maps for the Southern Ocean at about the same time as Alexander Buchan in Edinburgh was doing so for the Atlantic', and that he 'exploited his remote situation and made a defining contribution to meteorology'. From the papers of Alexander Ramsay.