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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 14, August 7-9, 1852

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Identifier: DX01184551

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 14, August 7-9, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to Staten Island with William Barth.

Transcription:

7. Saturday. Down town most part of the day. Seeing about Reveille cuts &c. To the Lantern Office — afternoon. Great crowd there. Engravers, scribblers & artists. That indefatigable shifty man [Thomas] Powell in the corner doing his best by word of mouth to pacify them. Post Office &c. Writing, (I think) in the evening.

8. Sunday. Crossed to Governor’s Island by 12. Dined with [William] Barth, then together back, and to New York. Took the Staten Island boat and to the “Clifton Park” and “Pagoda.” Out among the trees, lying under the shade of melancholy boughs, talking healthfully, or reading a letter I had gotten from [William] Boutcher, dated Rome, and descriptive of his travel over the Alps. Return to New York by 6, supped nigh the Battery, then to Brooklyn and called on the Normans. A room full of people. Piano forte playing and songs. Left about 11, saw Barth to a boatmans & to New York and bed.

9. Monday. Drawing divers initials for the Lantern, during the morning, & a subject for Lockington. Afternoon down town calling at [William] Roberts, he accompanying me. To Lantern & Reveille Offices; joined Roberts again and with him to Brooklyn and Grays Bath. Half an hours swimming & splashing, then to Roberts house. Supped there; in a parlor with a lot of girls afterwards To my room about 11, or later.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-08-07

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Leisure
Artists
Newspapers
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Bathhouses

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