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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 18, August 20-25, 1849

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Identifier: DX08856952

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 18, August 20-25, 1849

Description: States that he witnessed the steamer America leave for Liverpool. Mentions that George Bolton and Joe Greatbatch will stop selling pork, and George will return to England.


“Sandy”, — one of our fellow boarders for a sail. The boy aboard, apprentice to the “Boss”, a Warwickian, and but six months out of old England. The sea wondrously phosphorent.

21. Tuesday. In the afternoon to New York, with three blocks, which I left at hand Appleton’s [D. Appleton and Co.]. Then made a call on Baker in Nassau Street. Mr. Morse very ill, sorry for it for his sake full as much as mine, he was a good fellow. Called at Bobbett and Edmonds. Then finding out Beaver Street, left my address at Barber and Botchard’s for the benefit of [Edward] Heylyn, who is to be in New York every day to receive 400 [pounds] at their hands. In the Evening a shilling’s worth of luxury in the shape of a bathe with George [Bolton] and Joe [Greatbatch]. Whist and James’ “Laurel Water” on my return.

22. Wednesday. To New York to post letters for England. A lounge on the Battery, then to Jersey. Witnessed the departure of the steamer “America” for Liverpool. A happy vessel, — but “two short weeks,” and — England.!

[23. Thursday through 25. Saturday] Hard at work drawing each day. A walk in the Evenings, generally. Very much blue devilled and mosquito-bitten. “By the mass, ne’er a Kings son in Christendom could be better bitten than I, since the first cock!” No sleep a nights. George and Joe determine to abandone the selling of swine’s flesh next week. George will return

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1849-08-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)


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