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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 123, June 20-22, 1851

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Identifier: DX01028561

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 123, June 20-22, 1851

Description: Describes his return to New York and the journey back to Yonkers.

Transcription:

return to Yonkers. Finished the drawings on wood.

21. Saturday. Settled up, and aboard the 7 1/2 boat, and to New York. Arrived, to Robinson Street, letter from Alf [Waud], having lain there a week; then to [Thomas W.] Strongs, to [Charles F.] Andersons, to [John B.] Holmes and to Chamber Street. (The boy [Fred and Pelham] Andersons had been hunting about for me rarely during the week.) Saw Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch & Joe [Greatbatch]; to [168] DuaneStreet, saw [Thomas] Fogarty; to [177] Canal Street, (Homer [Hall] & wife [Alzina Hall] at Genessee,) to [174] Mulberry Street and dined with Mr Greatbatch & family. Got newspaper; then little Edward [Greatbatch] going out with me to Moreys the tailors, in Madison Street. Cruelly hot day. Soda water & strawberries. Alone to Perry St. Learnt that but 7 chances would complete the number for the Raffle, which would come off to night. To Duane, saw Mr [Henry] Hart & Dillon [Mapother]; to Strongs & Andersons, fearfully hurried & horridly perspiring. Got paid for Washington Market sketch by Strong, and $5 from Anderson on account. Then running to the boat; just in time, aboard and up the Hudson in the golden summer afternoon; a fresh breeze coding the reeking humanity with which the boat was laden. As though little Yonkers were my home, was I glad to see New York recede, and look upon the trees and rock bordered shores. Arrived; supped; and a walk out, and as the sun sunk behind the tall rock-Palisades on the opposite Jersey shore, did I dip in the Hudson. Bathe over, thoughtful walk back, noting noise of the frogs & gleam of the firefly, and thus, to bed.

22. Sunday. Stroll, through and about the village. Houses of brick & wood, some almost hidden by roses; pool of water, with dome and miniature [miniature] cataract, church with a stumpy spire, stores & signboards. Talk with a half muddied individual with dirty skirt, who undertook to set forth the impropriety of wearing a beard. / Pusuing walk, along the rail, & up the steep bank In leafy dell, thicket all around, fern and tree-trunks at my feet, and a little brooklet that welled over the black pebbles and disappeared under an

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1851-06-20

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Drawing
Food
Diaries
Nature
Fruit
Payment
Swimming
Frogs
Church buildings
Fireflies

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