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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 210, June 2-5, 1853

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Identifier: DX01281816

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 210, June 2-5, 1853

Description: Mentions the return of Dillon Mapother to New York from a visit home to Ireland.

Transcription:

— he loves you as well as his nature can love — ”

Love!” said she, fiercely —

I said a few hurried words, her hand pressed mine, and we parted. I think I see her now, with her large wild eyes, clustering hair, and light dress; the [word crossed out] lamp in the hall shining down on it. The partially closed door, — and the moonlight, trees, and troubled sky as I turned away.

3. Friday. Drawing & calls down town. Evening at Gymnasium with [Alfred] Waud. A magnificent storm at midnight, thunder, lightning and rain unconceivably grand & awfully beautiful. Sate at window, looking at the glare and driving water.

4. Saturday. Dillon Mapother came, having again crossed the Atlantic; talk of his doings, home rejoicings & fetes. Out with him; parted. He came again in the afternoon, & with Kelly. All to Jersey Street, & called on Waud. Out together to Fulton Street, &c then Kelly leaving us, to Jersey Ferry & Patten’s Hotel, where Dillon effected the transportation of his baggage to Jersey. Evening with Waud to the Gymnasium, whither Kelly & Dillon came at 10. Erford’s anon.

5. Sunday. To the Staten Island Ferry by 10, where on board I found, or shortly after arrived, Dillon, Kelly, Waud & [Alfred] Swinton. Also chanced on Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch and family [wife Mary Anne and sons Edward and Fred Greatbatch], all bent on rusticating for the day. Arrived at the Island,

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1853-06-02

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Women
Gymnasiums
Thunderstorms
Rain and rainfall

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