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I also saw in 4° Work, "History of the Voyage & Discovery in North" translated from the German by John Reinhold Forster I.U.D. elucidated by several maps "Pub London 1786 price $3. No of pages 489 - The above work ^[[has]] happy references to the history of women bathing with men - Refers to the Roman practises - their & others have concerning it &c &c The Work is an extension & a Good one. ^[[The infusion of Malt - sour-Kraut to-gether together with biscuit made of [[strikethrough]] flour [[/strikethrough]] rye flour.]] [[right margin]] Quotation [[/right margin]] Hearn's (4°) is their price $6.00 well bound. [[encircled]] 564 [[/encircled]] A curious work "Strahlenbergh-Russia" - map gone - Sold a [[?perfect?]] Copy to Peter [[?Forer]] of Washington - The title is Strahlenbergh Russia - an Historic Geographical Description of the North & Eastern parts of Europe - more particularly of [[strikethrough]] Siberian Russia [[/strikethrough]] Russia & Siberia - Evening 4 o'clock went with Mr Grinnell to Library of G & S S of N.Y. - was introduced to Mr. Fisher, Librarian. Spent 30 minutes there - I must not omit to say that Mr. G. insisted that I should go in & see Mrs. G. - She kindly received me. Mr. G. pressed me to dine with him. I declined with as good grace as I could. [[strikethrough]] tomorrow. [[/strikethrough]] Call^[[d]] at the residence (64 E 21st St) of Dr. Hawks [[remainder of sentence obscured]] Wrote Home & to Capt. Quayle - [[end page]] [[start page]] 1860 Saturday Feb 25 } This Morning called on Dr Hawks 64 E. 21st Street - spent 20 minutes with him discussing the matter whether there any survivors of Sir John Franklin's companions - [[underlined]] He is of the opinion there ^[[are]] not, [[underlined]] & yet he would do whatever he could to forward the mission in which I am engaged. From thence, I proceeded, as per appointment, to the Geographical Library where I found the librarian, Mr. Fisher, in readiness to accompany me to the "Astor Library". Having caught my eye upon a file of ^[[British]] [[underlined]] "Blue Books" [[/underlined]] just read by the Geographical Society, I pondered a moment. Reluctantly closing the Vol. I had in my hand, We passed over to the other Library & there I spent the balance of the day - [[strikethrough]] among [[/strikethrough]] ^[[in]] the Arctic Department. I was not aware I was a Creature of Time, till a gentleman belonging to the Rooms came up to the Gallery where I was, & notified me the Library was closed some time since. I was surprised - Had he told me it was 12 o'clock - time for lunch - it would have been in accordance to my physical wants, perhaps, - but to tell me it was night, I was unprepared for it - [[underlined]] my mental wants were not half supplied! [[underlined]] [[left margin]] Recd letter from Capt Quayle who desires to have answer by 8th Mar. [[left margin]] [[left margin]] Not returning till night [[?taken]] too late I Recd note from RH Chapell of New London to meet him 1/2 past 4 at U.S. Hotel [[/left margin]]
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