Coleridge’s annotations to various works.
p. 549, note says Coleridge would have learned that mercury freezes at 40˚F from Rees’s Cyclopedia, or from accounts of Arctic travelers, esp. Franklin or Hearne.
p. 615,—William Wales, mathematician and astronomer, was on Cook’s 2nd voyage and then in 1775 became Master of the Royal Mathematical School at Christ’s Hospital. Note asks whether Wales had contributed to Coleridge’s account of the South Ice in Ancient Mariner; also notes Wales connection to Leigh Hunt as his student at Christ’s Hospital.
p. 834, (Thomas Fuller)—the ice as the element of the Eskimo in the Frozen Zone: “utter Snow-Land.”
p. 985, re Hearne, Coleridge doubts Hearne’s version of the irreligion of the Northern Indians: Hearne should have questioned the old men, and the women. [See also Lowes p. 493 and Aids to Reflection, p. 346-47.]
p. 1108, Coleridge refers to Capt. Lyon’s Private Journal (1821-23) for an account of an Eskimo Conjurer (p. 358-61; 365-7)
p. 1140, re Richard Hooker: Hence Errors become like Glaciers or Ice-bergs in the Frozen
p. 989, note: How many thousands believe the existence of red snow on the testimony of Capt. Parry.—But who can expect more than Hints in a marginal note?
p. 303, Coleridge is critical of Robert Robinson.
p. 491: evaporation after the Flood “would have sufficed to erect the two Girdles of Ice at given distance from the Equator….”
p. 105, (Southey): Few things impress me so strongly with the Devil’s reach of Craft, as the way in which by a due instillation of a few false principles he has managed now to frustrate, now to convert to his own interests…a Host of Missionaries, of the Romish Church, in India and S. America. With a Rump of Ice and a Front all fire he sends the glow of Hell into the Catholics with whom he shakes hands, & freezes the Protestants on whom he turns his back. S.T.C.