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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 33, September 4-5, 1852

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Identifier: DX01193812

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 33, September 4-5, 1852

Description: Describes attending a ''Camp Meeting'' with William Roberts.


mother, wife or sister doing this sort of thing. Bah! Among all the women I saw at this Camp Meeting, not one did I find looking other than a zealot startled from ordinary insipidity. [William] Roberts wife [word crossed out] an amiable little creature, [words crossed out] don’t think herself a “Christian,” wishes she were, & is a little like Dob [Elizabeth Dobson] in the face, though pleasantly so. [words crossed out] [Warren] Butler’s wife is none of the wisest. / Arrived at New York — (how freshly beautiful did the bright broad river and its tall cliffs & leafy banks look in the morning’s light & how much more worthy attention, eye & heart worship than the mopping & moving within — ) we disembarked; Roberts put the womankind into a carriage & we went to his Office. Left him & to mine. Wrote copy for Reveille & other cuts, then down town, to the Post Office, dined, to Dickinsens, to Reveille Office with cuts &c, to Lantern Office. About all the afternoon. Lockingtons &c.

5. Sunday. [William] Barth came, have gotten a day’s holiday. Breakfast at Goslings, then to Staten Island for a days ruralizing. Finding [Alfred] Swinton’s residence we called on him and sat in the parlour conversing over a glass of wine most pleasantly. A goodly place is this of the paternal Swintons. The long venetian blinds were carefully closed, at once excluding the broad blaze of sunlight without & insects [words crossed out] annoyances. The carpet, under-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-09-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Camp meetings
Domestic life


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