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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 177, July 22-23, 1852

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Identifier: DX01159391

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 177, July 22-23, 1852

Description: Describes encountering a drunk boatman named Connor.


the loss of his [Connor’s] hat; and straightway went to sleep with uncovered head in the maddening sunlight — temperature over 90, hottest day this summer. Another boatman came, but he wanted his dinner & could not therefore transport me over. But he rowed Connor and boat under the arch. Went off to dinner myself & Goslings, returned, no boat. To Brooklyn & over lots of blockading barks and barges, got in outgoing boat & was rowed across to the [Governors] Island. Hospital till evening, reading &c. [William] Barth & I back to the Long Island. Up Atlantic Street, to Mrs Normans. They have opened a little shop, sell newspapers, prints, magazines &c. There an hour or two, then by 10 to New York & my room [290 Broadway], ale and a Smoke. Barth left at midnight.

23. Friday. Idling nearly all day, that is reading George’s Sand’s continuation of “Consuelo”

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Clothing and dress
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Long Island (N.Y.)
Boats and boating
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)


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