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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 172, July 18-19, 1852

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Identifier: DX01156986

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 172, July 18-19, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to William Barth on Governors Island.


Breakfasted leisurely at Goslings Senior, read Sunday papers & then to Brooklyn. Waited for two hours in the little lane by the water side in the expectation of the advent of a boatman, but none arriving, and having finished my number of that most remarkable book [Henry] Mayhews “London Labour & the London Poet,” [words crossed out] I crossed to New York again and found a boat at Castle Garden. Over. Dined with [William] Barth & Hungarian Gruby. Reading &c in the afternoon. Shower bath. Return at about 8, (after some waiting for a boatman, in company with others — a Bermuda born lady, her husband, the boatman Connor’s wife, and a good humored comely Irish girl, which latter twain arrived in the boat. Return to New York by the Fulton Ferry. To my room and commenced a letter to [William] Boutcher.

19. Thursday. Up early with intent to do a

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)
Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.)
Boats and boating


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