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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 115, May 15-16, 1852

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Identifier: DX01135454

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 115, May 15-16, 1852

Description: Mentions the arrival of the ship ''Great Britain.''


through miry, wet and slushy streets, eastwards of Bowery dam. Found him [Edwin A. Weed]. Thence to the Reveille Office, thence (after getting paid) to [James P.] Nagle’s. To Lockingtons, to the Lantern. Got $3 paid there, with promise of more on Monday. To Dickinsons, to dinner, Lockingtons again &c. Return about 4. Davis came. In doors the rest of the day, drawing, or reading.

16. Sunday. [William] Barth arriving, as agreed, he having extorted a day from his taskmaster. To Beekman Street, at the Rainbow, breakfasted delectably, thence, through quiet sunny streets to the foot of Franklin, North River, there to see the newly arrived Great Britain, where she lay, dwarfing all vessels near her. A great crowd of folk swarming up the pier, exultant Britishers, and Yankees slightly inclined to depreciate

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-05-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading


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