In a book on the history of data visualization, we say:
As late as 1844, Luke Howard [1772– 1864], sometimes called the “father of meteorology”, apologized for his methodology and referred to it as an
“autograph of the curve . . . confessedly adapted rather to the use of the dilettanti in natural philosophy as that of regular students.”
But the reference to Howard (1844) is lost. Can anyone help?