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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 23, November 16-17, 1851

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Identifier: DX01061454

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 23, November 16-17, 1851

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


amount, of pencil work done for Holbrook, I walked thoughtfully on, feeling as if able to take breath for the first time during the past mind and body wearying week. Arrived at the Hospital, supped with [William] Barth & Beukman, anon in came Creecy. Set to work after supper and wrote six pages or so of “Ike,” Chapter 6. Barth hammering away at Lecture the Second of Doctor Doodle. Finished mine, and then, as wait striding up and down adding to, caviling at, and suggesting notions for it. Roasted potatoes on the fire at about midnight, talked for another hour or more, then each to his bed, feeling as friendly as in old schoolboy time. [words crossed out]

17 Monday. Wrote till ten, then took boat, and with the fat wife of [word crossed out] Livers was rowed over to New York by Connor, she manifesting alarm to any amount and exhorting “Connors,” (pluralizing his name) to do all sorts of impossibilities. To Traveler Office with MS. Hawkins there. The printer sick, the other qualifying himself to be so, by being out on a “burst.” Lockington the little English engraver at work there, as this week Holbrook hath engaged him, by the week. Talked awhile then to [48] Franklin Street, dined, and fell to work on the wood blocks, did caricature [words crossed out] by sunset, took it down to the Office, and from thence to the room Holbrook hath hired at

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-11-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Writing
Boats and boating
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)


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