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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 46, October 11, 1860

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Identifier: DX01317485

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 46, October 11, 1860

Description: Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.



“[Prince of] Wales” in New York City.

found myself standing beside him [Prince of Wales] more than once; he turned and surveyed our group, when feeding. We had a pretty good meal subsequently. The firing, music and excitement didn’t improve my headache. I got out of Castle Garden with some difficulty, seeing Wilbour, F. Leslie and others I knew within, and finding the two Wauds’ [Alfred and William] sketching outside one of the lines of soldiers, without the building, Alf in his normal state of temper. Making my way through the squares and lines of military, occupying the whole of the Battery, and up Broadway — rather a conspicuous business, for the sidewalks, trees, house-tops, windows and every available point of sight were crowded, hence I had to go up the road-way which the police kept free — I got with difficulty to the “World Office,” wrote a brief article for the evening paper, then up the Bowery, by car, to Bleecker street. From thence, 3.30. I wrote till 10.30, with the intermission of our 6 1/2 o’clock meal. Got [George] Boweryem to take copy down, being very exhausted and nervous, though I could write rapidly enough. The lower part of my spine felt burning hot. Went out for ale as an

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Armed Forces
Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.)


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