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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 17, November 1-3, 1851

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Identifier: DX01058693

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 17, November 1-3, 1851

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



1. Saturday. At the Traveler Office, where I found Hawkins and Morey. Hawkins very stylishly dressed, well-fitting coat, superfine pants, black satin vest, varnished boots, and with about two feet of watch chain hanging from his vest, little watch, and miniature daguerreotype of his wife attached to it. [words crossed out] He left. Talk with Holbrook & Hitchcock. [words crossed out] To Pearl Street, worked on map till dinner. At 4 crossed to Brooklyn, called & saw Fagan, rest out. To Atlantic Street, and got rowed across the chill water to the [Governors] Island. There found [William] Barth in company with the Mexican camarado Wayland, whom I met there before, and who now appeared in military blue. Saw Beukman & Creecy — Writing for Traveller & Yankee Doodle. Did not get to bed till near 2 o’clock.

2. Sunday. With Barth, writing all day. Doctor Dionysius Doodle’s Comic Lectures in Chemistry & Anatomy. Mr Traggles account of a Great Exhibition, ([John N.] Genin’s) &c. &c. All for Yankee Doodle. Bed at 12. Dull rainy day.

3. Monday. Writing a little, then out to hear the

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-11-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)
Clothing and dress
Armed Forces


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