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Catalog Number KSc032643
Collection Unknown
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1866/07/19
Scope & Content Portable studio
East Setauket L.I
The Independent Press
July 19th 1866
H. Markham Esqr.
My Dear Sir - It is admitted we have all been in a hot place,, and perhaps for the benefit of the country todays weather is as [ ] for some crops as wet - We must believe the Weather King knows his own business, an d be thankful for all favors showered down upon us, ant tah t we are permitted to make a record.
The heat of the 16th 17th & 18th of July 1866 -
One of J. Barrys best London Thermometers, on R.N. Mounts, large Black Ealnut tree in the shade; where it has hung for 23 years; and during that time the following record is the highest.
July 18th Degrees - Wind West
7 a.m.-86', 9 a.m.-88',10 a.m.-90',11 a.m. 93',12 noon-98'
1 p.m.-97', 2 p.m.98', 3 p.m.-98', 4 p.m.-98', 5 p.m.-98', 6 p.m.-95'
Wind south half after 6 p.m.
5 a.m.-82', 6 a.m.-82' ¬ to 7 wind west 7 a.m 85'
9 a.m.89-90',10 a.m.92',11 a.m.94-99' 12 noon to nearly 100, a heavy
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Cloud in the North, rain helped for 1 p.m. 99 degrees.
2 p.m.99',3 p.m.99',4 p.m.98'
20 minutes after 4 wind south, thunder at 13 minutes to 5 p.m.94', 6 p.m.-90' Late In the evening we were blessed with a cool breeze and a fine shower; which was most gratifying -
July 18th 5 a.m.74', 7 a.m.83', 2 p.m.94',3 p.m.95'. In the afternoon magnificent clouds were gathering for a storm. The rain commenced about 3 p.m. accompanied with terrific thunder & lightning, & the dark clouds appeared to crowd the hilltops, and the dry & famished earth seems to take in the rain as it was really thirsty -
July 19th 7 p.m. Thermometer 70 Wind West
Yours very truly
Wm. S. Mount
July 4th92 Degrees
5-92
6-93
7-94
8-95
13-94
14-92