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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 20, August 21-25, 1852

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Identifier: DX01187472

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 20, August 21-25, 1852

Description: Mentions Joe Greatbatch's plan to move to Australia in the next month.


rain-threatening day, down town. Post Office, Engravers, Lockington, Lantern & Reveille Offices. Met Fagan — he’d not been able to hunt up my quarters at Niagara, though present. Wells & Webb & Brooklyn. Return, tired out at 7 and lay down. Davis came & anon Joe [Greatbatch]. Joe off for Australia next month.

22. Sunday. To Governors Island, from the Battery. There all day in company with [William] Barth, divers other folk about though. At night abed in an upper room of the Hospital, Barth giving up his bed to Beukman who was sick. Lay talking of old times & anticipatory Australian experience till past midnight.

23. Monday. New York. Reveille & Lantern Offices. At my room drawing. Reveille office again in the afternoon. Drawing in evening, dull enow.

24. Tuesday. Finished two cuts by noon, to dinner & to [William] Roberts, he out. Return & (after a call on [Cornelius] Mathews &c) work. Supping at Reade Street, met one of the Holtein Boarders, who inquired much after Mr [Henry] Hart.

25. Wednesday. Did drawing on wood, with intent to take it to [Thomas] Strongs; then to Roberts with two cuts, saw him, left them. To Lantern Office, no money from ever-promising never-performing [Thomas] Powell. Return, Barth came and stayed hours twain, during which I did big Reveille cut, a plashing rain-storm deluging

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-08-21

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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