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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 17, August 14-15, 1852

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Identifier: DX01186011

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 17, August 14-15, 1852

Description: Describes a New Jersey seaside retreat with Joe Greatbatch.


on leaving the boat Dod, the elder of the two brothers, who told me that two days back Lotty [Kidder] became a mother. She has a son [Frederick Whytal]. / Called at Dunsiers. Return.

15. Sunday. Up by 5 1/2, breakfasted at Sweeneys, then through the cool, quiet streets (,the sunlight tinting the house tops) to the East River. Aboard the steamboat “Thomas Hunt” & Peck Slip, and, after tarrying half an hour, during which time passengers flocked aboard in great numbers, off we were, leaving New York in our wake, passing adown Buttermilk Channel & out on the bright, breezy, beautiful Bay. The Highlands; Nevesink [Navesink], Sandy Hock, the Ocean House. Found Burkhardt aboard, he being about the rejoin his wife who rusticates there; — Dopler lives there also. After many stoppages, at which the majority of the passengers had disembarked, we arrived at Red Bank, on the Shrewsbury river. Ashore, and through the village, out on the hot, still country roads, guided by Mr. [Joseph] Greatbatch’s description. Two miles walking & I reached the farm house. Mrs Parker, the mistress was at the porch. Learning that Joe [Greatbatch], Fred [Greatbatch] & the goodman were at Church, I chatted & read till their return. Dinner. A ramble in the peach orchard in the rear & in the apple one also — paying our respects to both. Subsequently, I with the boys, Fred & juvenile Parker & others to the river for a bathe, I riding thither on a bare-backed horse. A delectable dip, though the water was over shallow.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-08-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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