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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 65, March 23-24, 1852

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Identifier: DX01111766

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 65, March 23-24, 1852

Description: Describes attending a ball on Governors Island.


Governors’ Island Ball. Arrived, landing, then to the Hospital, where [William] Barth rejoined me and a certain friend of his from Fort Hamilton hight Caroll. To the Ball Room, (usually devoted to the Commisiarat department;) others about Creecy Beukman &c. The room, a spacious one was decorated with wreaths, flags stands of arms &c. The company being arrived the women having tattooed themselves &c in adjacent houses, all gathering in a room marched en promenade to the Ball Room. I squiring Creecey’s wife. Dancing began with great spirit, any amount of Uniforms &c. Kept it up till past three, then to the music, defiled to supper in a room below. An hour thus, or more, then all back. At. . . .

[24. Wednesday] . . . .the next house was a room

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-03-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Balls (Parties)
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)
Armed Forces


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