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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 173, August 21, 1860

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Identifier: DX02767204

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 173, August 21, 1860

Description: Describes going to see Frank Bellew off to England on the Devonshire.

Transcription:

160

Good-bye to Frank Bellew.

a tug-boat, which took him in when on the point of sinking. It was a painful but exciting scene to witness. The day grew older drearily and down came the rain, in the midst of which we went down to dinner below. Then there was singing above and more desultorizing. Neither [A.F.] Banks or I had been on speaking terms with [Fitz James] O’Brien, but this day’s promiscuity ended that and he and I shook hands Newman had vowed he wouldn’t miss seeing Bellew off “for a thousand dollars” — hence Mrs [Catherine] Bellew inferred he wouldn’t come, and her inference proved correct. By 8 we all shook hands severally with Frank Bellew and went over the vessel’s side into a boat, and were rowed, through a drenching rain, which soon make the Devonshire look ghostly in mist, to shore, gaining it under the thwarts of a huge boat moored near the shore, and from which the water descended like a showerbath. I had on a white linen coat and waistcoat, but up the Bower marched [Jesse] Haney and I, parting at Bleecker Street — he going to Edwards’, as I knew, though he didn’t say so. [George] Boweryem and his friend Stockton in the parlor, Miss Lizzie Woodward and her sister [Susan Woodward] in the adjoining one. Mrs [Susan] Boley off this morning for a visit to her native Vermont.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-21

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Diaries
Sailors
Ships
Transportation

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