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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 26, August 30, 1852

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Identifier: DX01190396

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 26, August 30, 1852

Description: Comments on how the Battery is the prettiest spot in New York.


30. Monday. Did drawings twain on wood. Out by 12 1/2 called on [William] Roberts. To the Lantern Office, shut up for the nonce. Dined at the “Live & Let Live,” met Holcomb, gave him block, to Lantern Office again, [Thomas] Powell not there, “not down today.” To Reveille Office, to tailors, return to room. Thence to Canal Street for boots. Return; then called at Roberts again; — to the Battery with intent to cross to the [Governors] Island. But meeting Livers, & from him learning that they were over-busy at the Hospital, with Death and Cholera, I performed my visit. An hour or two’s tranquil pacing up and down the Battery walks. Verily it is the pleasantest place New York has to boast of. And this afternoon it was very lovely to look upon. The river and bay rippleless & lake-like, the round bright sun just at the horizon, cloudless sky, lush & lusty lawn like grass, all bright with the golden sunset, or checquered with long tree shadows, & overhead all, deep umbrageous shade. Not till nightfall did I leave, than to the Courtlandt Street Goslings & supped. There an hour, then up Broadway Roomwards [290 Broadway]. At a book auction-store met Holcomb and Levy. Talking with them, ([Fitz James] O’Brien passed in, & out again, with his usual supercilious aping-aristocratic-coolness.) With Levy to my room, talk an hour or so & then he left.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-08-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Armed Forces
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)


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