The American Almanacs digital collection includes representative samples for almanacs published in the United States primarily during the 18th century. The almanacs feature calendars, tide charts, lunar and solar observations, accounts of weather patterns, indexes of political activities and government offices, illustrations, and various regional, national, and international statistics.
The digital collection is comprised of materials from the Gene Wierbach alamanacs collection, which features 19 farmer's almanacs published in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York between 1788 and 1875. 13 of the almanacs from the Wierbach collection are written in German, marking the influence of German settlers in the mid-Atlantic United States during the 1700s and 1800s.
Almanacs from the Elisabeth Ball Collection are also included.
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