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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 17, January 18-20, 1852

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Identifier: DX01083671

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 17, January 18-20, 1852

Description: Mentions the frozen East River.


very house vibrated again with the row — Mrs [Anna M.] Leave came up at supper and remained all the rest of the time. I left at 11, they being hard at “Poker.”

19. Monday. Mr [Henry] Hart came. He off for Rome and Cazenovia straightway. At work on outline all day. Alf [Waud] with me, here and there.

20. Tuesday. Davis calling with the intelligence that the East River being frozen over, he had crossed dry shod. Down town with Alf. Called on [William] Roberts, out and imbibed with him, then to the Reveille Office, thence to the East River. But a thaw had loosened the ice by this time near the edges, and though the Ferry boats lay fast frozen in, and far as you could see on either side, was ice bound water, yet Jack Frost’s Capital

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1852-01-18

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Poker
19th century


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