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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 18, January 20-22, 1852

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Identifier: DX01084136

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 18, January 20-22, 1852

Description: Describes the winter scene in New York.


could no more be crossed. Stayed awhile looking out at the most picturesquely wintry scene, then merrily through the deep snow on the ground, and to the music of the sleigh bells which jangled all over the city; scampered to the frosty Battery, witnessing the while the rescue of three adventurous varlets from the river by Whitehall boatmen. Called at Castle Garden, saw Baum, and heard how the [Governors] Island was frozen up, how boats had been upset by the ice &c. Returned up Broadway, called at [Alfred] Swinton and [Augustus] Fay’s now in business as Engravers, neither of whom have I seen since the great Staten Island excursion. Left Alf [Waud] there and back to work and [48] Franklin Street.

[21. Wednesday through 22. Thursday] Work both days, going out but little. Davis calling and telling Sailor yarns on Thurs-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-01-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.)
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)


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