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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 231, September 13-14, 1860

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Identifier: DX02810509

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 231, September 13-14, 1860

Description: Mentions the sinking of the Lady Elgin in Lake Michigan.



A “Wide Awake” Procession.

tension, on his descent. Returned to the city with [Frank] Wood and one Cutler, an acquaintance of his — “a flaneur” as Wood, in his affected French jargon, denominated him. Supper. Wrote report, then off to the big Republican Mass meeting at the Cooper Institute. A dense crowd, within and without the budding, stands for speakers, torches, lamps, “Wide Awake” clubs and a picturesque spectacle generally. Sent off [Charles] Blondin by 3rd Avenue car, jumping aboard and feeing driver to take it, went back to house and wrote till midnight, then sent that off in a similar manner to the other. Then to bed, tired enough.

14. Friday. To Office. Overhauling papers to make up a column of items about schools, then out to call at some of them. Met Jim Parton in Broadway; he returned from his Lake trip with Fanny [Fern] yesterday. They were on board the Lady Elgin steamer on the trip preceding that on which she was sunk, with a dreadful loss of life — among the persons drowned [Herbert] Ingram the Illustrated London News publisher. During the absence of Jim and Fanny, Grace [Eldredge] and Ella [Eldredge] have boarded with Sol Robinson, at his little Westchester farm — apropos of whom, I omitted to put down that he

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-09-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Great Lakes (North America)
Steamboat disasters


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