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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 41, August 19-21, 1856

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Identifier: DX03507996

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 41, August 19-21, 1856

Description: Describes a visit to Joe Scoville.


I found [Joseph] Scoville in a back room, fitted up as an office, and looking out on a bit of a garden. The two parlors of the house he had converted into a printing office and filled with printers. He talked on after his usual rambling, boring egotistic manner, being occasionally interrupted by men whose half defiant manner outmatched the relation on which he stood to them. Returned and writing. A continuous and terrific rainstorm all day and night. Such an omnipresent swash of water, even as if that element had risen in rebellion against the earth determined on another Noah’s flood.

20. Wednesday. Down town as wont. Little doing reportorial. To Frank Leslie’s &c. W Waud goes off for Boston to night. Sol Eytinge has been for two days, at Long Island, (previously borrowing $2 of me — for one day only.) Writing.

21. Thursday. A letter from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn]. To Brooklyn in the afternoon, in accordance with an express invitation from “Fanny [Fern]” conveyed per [Jesse] Haney. The day was an uncertain one, promising frowardness, but clearing up towards sunset. The purpose, a general visit to “Dan Rice’s” Circus, which pitched by the road side at no great distance, was soliciting the patronage of Brooklyn. All the family went, including the colored servants; also a Mr Perkins (who’s attached to the “Life Illustrated.”) ‘squired Miss J [Louisa Jacobs]. An immense con-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-08-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Circus


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