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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 226, May 7-8, 1859

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Identifier: DX03376927

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 226, May 7-8, 1859

Description: Describes a walk with Jack Edwards and Jesse Haney in New Jersey and visiting the home of Mr. Hinckley, an engraver.


he saluted. Pic office. To [William] Leslie's (not Frank's) but my Scottish ex-fellow boarder, but found his office closed, so up-townwards. Reading in the evening.

8. Sunday. [Jesse] Haney and Jack Edwards calling, off with them for a Jersey ramble. Along the towing-path of the canal, to Bergen, some three or more miles distance from Jersey city. Day very hot, 80 in the shade, if any shade had been available. Jack & Haney catching fish for the aquariж, as usual, the latter using his straw hat for a net. Arrived at the house of Hinckley, the engraver who made us very welcome, gave us dinner &c. Something of a character, Hinckley; a short, stout lame man, one leg being shorter than the other. He's queerly cranky in his notions too, a born oppositionist. A luxurious pipe on the stoop, after dinner, looking down the bay in the hot, hazy afternoon, apple trees in blossom about us, the beautiful bright spring verdue everywhere. A bit of a raid in the woods by 4, then tramped back by the dusty plank road, down which furious charioteers whe were whirling at that peculiar breack-neck speed affected by this class of New York asininety. Cars up-townwards. Went to [E.H.] Chapin's, subsequently rejoining Haney at Edwards'. Jack is assisting [James] Parton by copying out matter for the Life of [Andrew] Jackson at the house in 18th Street, and reports Mort Thomson prevalent every evening, "on duty" to

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-05-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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