sk erected in Central Park......Jan. 22, 1881
[Brought from Alexandria, Egypt, to New York by the steamer Dessoug, commander Henry H. Gorringe, U. S. N., which sailed from Alexandria, June 12, reaching New York, July 20, 1880.
Total height, 90 feet; height of shaft, 69 feet; weight of shaft in pounds, 443,000.
Total expense of removal and erection, $103,732, paid by William H. Vanderbilt.
This obelisk is supposed to have been made 1591-1565 B. C. at Heliopolis; removed to Alexandria 22 B. C.]
Alfred B. Street, poet, born at Poughkeepsie, 1811, dies at Albany......1881
United States Senators Conkling and Platt resign......May 16, 1881
Warner Miller and Elbridge G. Lapham elected......July 17, 1881
Thurlow Weed, politician and journalist, dies at New York City, aged eighty-five......Nov. 22, 1882
Grover Cleveland, Democrat, elected governor......November, 1882
Edwin D. Morgan, born 1811; dies at New York City......Feb. 14, 1883
Commission of statistics of lab