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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 205, July 10-12, 1857

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Identifier: DX03781100

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 205, July 10-12, 1857

Description: Describes his return to New York from Hudson.


where [B.G.] Stone's introduced which he promised to reprint. Took a ramble along the piny-wooded shore northwards — oh! the rare odor of those fragrant pines that morning! — and a swim in the Hudson. Back to the town of that name by the "Armenia," to Mrs [Maria] Brooks' again. Dined. Parted with Foster and wife [Tilly Foster], they going back to Athens. An evening ramble with the girls [Nina Brooks and Isabel Jacot] to the Cemetery, then, at the back of it to the top of a high hill and down it on the townside, through the knee high grass, flowers and clover. It was hard work for the girls and Nina, especially, had to hold on considerably. Finally I had to get 'em over a fence, they jumping into my arms. Back to the house, ice-creams and talk.

11. Saturday. A goodbye and a rapid run to the river side — as the coach didn't stop though ordered — then aboard the Armenia. A lovely day, the river in all its beauty. New York by 3 1/2, at the pier where I had parted from Dillon [Mapother] and [Henry] Hart (who came through the rain to bid me good bye) a week ago. To [132] Bleecker Street. Everybody as wont. Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur at tea, looking, I thought, rather haggard. Alf [Waud] has returned to Boston. He saw Hart and Dillon, was "around" generally, went over to visit Sol [Eytinge]'s menage and to [Alfred] Swinton's at Staten Island.

12. Sunday. At [James] Partons during the greater part of the day and called on [Mortimer] Thompson in the evening. Met [Charles] Welden who began to talk about the success of my book,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-07-10

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)


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