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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 38, September 11-13, 1852

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Identifier: DX01196255

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 38, September 11-13, 1852

Description: Describes the departure of Joe Greatbatch for Australia on the Ocean Eagle.


mornings work. First to Post Office, then to Dickensons & the woodpeckers, then Lantern and Reveille Offices. Dined at Goslings. About Nassau Street till 2 1/2, then to the East River to see Joe [Greatbatch]’s ship, the Ocean Eagle, in which he goes to Australia, on Monday starting. A fine vessel, tall raking masts and plenty of space ‘tween decks. Back to office &c.

12. Sunday. Joe called again. and off. Dressed and to the vessel. Returned and dined at 1 at “Shades,” with [Alfred] Waud & [Alfred] Swinton. A chill, dull, day threatening rain, but clearing up as day drew on. To Mr [Joseph] Greatbatchs, there supping and staying till 7, then Joe out with me. Called on [Frank] Royals to bid him good-bye. At Laurie’s. Parted with Joe at [E.H.] Chapin’s, and heard half the sermon, being joined by Waud at the conclusion. Walked with him to Fulton Ferry, returned to room and bed.

13. Monday. Drawing. Reveille work. Down town, dined & to the Lantern Office. Then to the East River & “Ocean Eagle. A lovely, sunny though breezy day, the little red flags on the top of the tall masts fluttering out in the direction of the Narrows. All astir on board, it being clearly evident that another hour would see the good ship on her way to the Antipodes. Great throngs aboard, men everywhere, sailors astir and howling, the emigrants mounted on every elevation taking a farewell glance

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-09-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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