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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 154, February 8-10, 1853

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Identifier: DX01249134

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 154, February 8-10, 1853

Description: Describes bidding goodbye to Field and John Gotch on the Peytona prior to their departure for Australia.


calling for [Joseph H.] Brightly & [Charles] Brown, all to the Battery together; there took boat and [Alfred] Waud & Brightly rowing, an hour or so’s meandering brought us to the side of the “Peytona,” where Field was looking out for us. Aboard and there nearly an hour, looking about us. Introduced [John] Gotch to Field, they being both off in this vessel; the Steerage was, (as is ever the case on the eve of a voyage, murky, and full of boxes and individuals. Field going in the first cabin, had somewhat of comfort. Vast amount of badinage and exhilaration, and then bidding them good bye, off we put in our own boat, cheering them lustily. It was a lovely bright, cold day, and in half an hour or more the sun was setting over the waters in red glory. Long and tedious raining back with much funniment, round Governors Island & to New York by 5. Charley & I supped at Sweeny’s, missing Waud & Brightly, then he returned to work and I to my room. Wrote a letter to [William] Barth. Waud came up.

9. Wednesday. Drawing, I think all day, evening included.

10. Thursday. Drawing till 3, then down town with a host of blocks to [Thomas W.] Strong’s; then returned by 5; and Brown coming, out with him as promised. He

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-02-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Ocean travel
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)


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