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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 116, May 16, 1852

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Identifier: DX01135930

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 116, May 16, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to Staten Island with William Barth.

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if not more so. Up above [the ship Great Britain] merrily fluttering was Saint George’s red cross, setting one’s heart swelling with home pride. To the pier adjacent to Jersey Ferry, and after a tediously lazy hours waiting came the Staten Island Boat, and we aboard her, mounted aloft. A windy breezy healthy half hour or so, down the fresh bay, and then disembarkation. Wandered up through the straglling [straggling] little city, through copsewood, over stone up hill, Spring tokens everywhere, bright light green verdure, blossoms on trees, and here and there, snugly couching by stone or bush a little violet peeping forth. Buttercups in plenty, but not [Geoffrey] Chaucers love, the Daisy. Rambled to and fro, looking down at the view. The vessels freighted with anxious-hearted Emigrants; there riding Quarantine, the broad bay & islands

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-05-16

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Leisure
Nature
Spring
Ships
Transportation
Flowers

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