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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 213, May 19-20, 1860

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Identifier: DX02997924

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 213, May 19-20, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.

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The “Phalanx” in New Jersey.

who set us right and bore us company till within fifteen minutes walk of the “Phalanx.” This place originated fifteen or more years ago in an attempt at carrying out [Charles] Fourier’s communistic projects, a number of people purchasing land and erecting buildings on it, of which the biggest now forms the present hotel. Brisbane, [Horace] Greeley and others of that ilk had a good deal to do with it. George Arnold spent some years of his boy-hood here, his father being always an ismy man. The project came to an end in due time, but the place retains some of its associations yet; people who dwelt there visit it in summer, as a pleasant sojourn in easy access to the city. Saw Warren the landlord, a Jerseyman, and very much so, and a tall, white-haired English resident; got a rere-supper of eggs and bacon and by 10 to-bed, in a capacious, double-bedded room on the ground-floor. The night was cold and dank and tranquil and the wind blew occasionally.

20. Sunday. A breezy but very sunny day. Breakfast, with landlord, [George] Boweryem, Englishman, a Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin from New York; latter nice-looking, her husband conversible, and an old lady, other to Warren’s partner, English-born. Loafing about. Joined by [Edmund] Stedman, who had

coverage:New Jersey

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-05-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Food
Diaries
Communism
Communal living

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