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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 228, June 24-26, 1853

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Identifier: DX01290941

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 228, June 24-26, 1853

Description: Describes a fishing trip with Alfred Waud, Dillon Mapother, and Henry Hart.


with the rest & two strangers entered boat again; and landing Mr [Henry] Hart & [Alfred] Waud on Governors Island, we cast our lines again. Strangers caught come dozen fish, Dillon [Mapother] two, a Weak fish, (so called I s’pose from their imbecility in getting hooked,) and a very unprepossesing looking article ycleped Toad-fish. I caught none. Back to the Battery, landed our two Stranger’s, — one of ‘em was a selfish cub in all concience [conscience]; — wanted to be put ashore at Brooklyn, despite the convenience of the party who’d obliged him, & also asked Dillon for his solitary fish — and had it! Met [Charles] Damoreau at de-barkation. To Erford’s, I & Dillon to my-room for a wash. I very weak and queer. Bed soon. / Harry Brown the New Orleans brother is in New York, Charley saith; — on his way for that asylum of desperate fortunes California.

25. Saturday. Going down town to Gosling’s for breakfast met [Frank] Royal, and anon [William] Roberts. Post Office, calls &c. Back and drawing hard all day. Mr Hart called, and Edward Greatbatch. / Felt extreme headache & weariness all day. Evening to Gymnasium with Waud, but couldn’t exercise. Took a cold bath which set me shuddering like an ague, yet without feeling chilled. Erford’s for a brief space. Damoreau there.

26. Sunday. Doing chores till noon. Waud with me. Weather changed, temperate & pleasant. Sick still, with inter-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-06-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)


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