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84 T-HE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY the southwest corner of Fulton and Nassau Streets, then managed by James C. Stoneall). Notices of two meetings of this interesting New York club were written about 1835-1845 by Gabriel Furman (1800-1854),3 the antiquarian of Brooklyn, in a large leather-covered book which contains his manuscript history of "The Customs, Amusements, Style of Living, and Manners of the People of the United States." . His account of the Krout Club follows. D. C. B. THE KROUT CLUB Written by Gabriel Furman about 1835-1845 Among not the least celebrated of the Clubs of this pleasure- loving City, has long been, and is still in being, "The Krout Club," the favorite resort of those who cherish the remembrance of our good old Burgomasters, in the days of savory Krout, smoked Goose, long pipes, and three-strand cues, tied up with eel skins. This club, according to their charter, was to meet at least once a year, at the house of Johannes Niclaus Grenzebach, where they feast on Sour Crout, Smoked Goose, Sausages and such like delicacies. The presiding officer was styled the Grand Krout. At a meeting in January, 1822, at which were present the Mayor and 3 Judge Furman was early interested in studying local history and observing social customs. When only twenty-four years of age, he published his Notes Geographical and Historical Relating to the Town of Brooklyn in Kings County on Long-Island (printed in Brooklyn by Alden Spooner, 1824), a rare little book of which this Society has a copy. These Notes were reprinted in 1865, after his death, by the Faust Club, prefaced with a biographical sketch of their author. Furman's extensive library and historical notes became scattered. His manuscript notes on "Long Island Antiquities and Early History" were found in a University Place book dealer's shop by Frank Moore (1828-1904), a member of this Society and brother of its then Librarian, George H. Moore. Mr. Moore thought Furman's Long Island notes sufficiently valuable to warrant publication, so he had them printed in 1875, under the title Antiquities of Long Island, with which he included the 1824 Notes . . . relating to the Town of Brooklyn. Furman's manuscript history of "The Customs, Amusements, Style of Living, and Manners of the People of the United States," written in a large leather- covered book, came into the possession of Mr. Arthur H. Grant, who presented it to The New York Historical Society in 1921. It contains the account of the Krout Club printed here.