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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 128, June 23-24, 1850

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Identifier: DX09442490

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 128, June 23-24, 1850

Description: Describes his first day visiting Boston.


scape visible through the driving, splashing rain, as I with Irish American gazed out at the rear door of the Cars. Verily civilized Anglo Saxon with all his mammon worship is a million times a nobler creature than the howling, dogged red Indian, and has justly ousted him. More rain, some stoppages, more water below, and we cross a swampy pod-besprinkled flat, and have done our 250 miles and are in Boston. Shake hands with Americo-Irelander, and in ten wet minutes arrive at Morton Place Milk Street. About 7 in the morning. A dry before kitchen fire, then breakfast, then ascent into bar-sitting room, where I sit down and score up this relentical day and a halfs-cronichle [chronicle]. Cigar, newspapers and at 1/2 past 1 dinner, and a capital one too. Then a stroll, up Washington Street, and environs, the Common, the State-house, the notable tea-wharf. Return, and at about 7, to bed.

24. Monday. Amends for last nights wakefulness by sleeping till past eight. Breakfast. Wrote to [Jabez] Wing at Fall River, and to [William H.] Bridgens, at Philadelphia. Then, with drawings under arm to Post Office, and subsequently to Washington Street Publishers. Phillips and Sampson &c. Newspaper Editors Offices. Wood Engraver. Thus, busily engaged all the morning. Back to dinner, then out again, (only without drawings), as a “looker on in Vienna”. To the Common — fine well-treed enclosure. Entred [Entered] the State House and ascended to the top from which is obtainable a noble view. Charlestown with its Bunker Hill monument, the Cochituate-water Reservoir, Medical Colledge [College]

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-06-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Railroad travel
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)
Bunker Hill Monument (Boston, Mass.)
Massachusetts State House (Boston, Mass.)
Indians of North America
Publishers and publishing


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