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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 23, August 26-27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01188933

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 23, August 26-27, 1852

Description: Mentions visiting Davis and speaking with his mother-in-law Mrs. Kerrigan.

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acquaintance with [Arthur] Mason, & that’s all — at present. Albert Brown’s going to New Orleans — George [Brown] is sick.

27. Friday. Drawing. [Alfred] Waud in my room awhile. Down town, calls at the Reveille & Lantern Offices, to Brooklyn, returned, room & drawing. Waud came up at 3 1/2, out with him with intent to bathe at Staten Island, but by the time we had reached Trinity Church, heavy rain drops forewarned us of coming storm. Return, call at [William] Roberts, there awhile with him, to room again & then together to Brooklyn, by the Fulton Ferry, to Grays Bath, where I had a swim, Waud declining having in stumbling hurt his leg & wounded trouser. Sitting on the quay, watching the sunset, supped on peaches [words crossed out] & gingerbread. Up Front Street, rambled to the place where Waud & Davis bathe in the morning, — big ships & outbuildings forming a space sheltered from observation. Called on Davis, sat talking with him, (his mother-in-law “Mrs Kerrigan,” good-tempered old Irishwoman in bed, the while,) then with Waud, at his invite to his room — lodging. A neat white-washed room, bed in it & little else, into which we speedily deposited ourselves. (By the bye, walking down Courtlandt Street, at 1 1/2 this morning, I was pulled by my head-gear from the window of a passing omnibus, which stopping, out came Albert Brown, who

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-08-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Bathhouses
Swimming
Irish
Women
Buses
Food
Diaries

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