Selected diary entries of Tredway Thomas Odber Miles, Maugerville, New Brunswick
Thanks to Teresa Devor for bringing this to our attention.
Tags: New Brunswick, weather, cold
Good Friday 12 April 1816 – Cold with snow- wind NE.
13 April 1816 – Continues to snow- grows warm.
14 April 1816 – Some snow in the morning. Spent this day at home.
15 March 1816 – Snow in the morning- grows warm & takes the snow off.
16, 17, 18 March 1816 – The weather continues the same as Monday- made a tiller for the sloop. Snowed about 3 inches deep every morning for 3 days.
31 May 1816 – Cool & backward season.
6 June 1816 – Rain & some snow; cool
7 June 1816 – Windy, rain, hail & snow.
8 June 1816 – Wonderful to behold. The snow covers the face of the earth one inch deep at 5 o’clock morning- peas up in the garden but appear very much alarmed at the sight of snow.
9 June 1816 – Cold with some rain.
10 June 1816 – Cold, rain & windy. Very hard frost.
11 June 1816 – Grows warmer fast- wind SW. Cucumbers killed by the frost- very little grass. The cattle can hardly subsist.
19 March 1817 – This winter was very cold and severe- the spring very backward
18 April 1817 – hawling wood snow quite deep- the ice in the Oromocto begins to fail- one horse got in. The weather extreme cold- so as to strengthen the ice.
29 April 1817 – Crossed the river on ice at Mr. Nevers. … the ice from the island to my fathers appears strong- the ice begins to run in the Oromocto.
The diary can be viewed at the University of New Brunswick