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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 117, May 16, 1852

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Identifier: DX01136406

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 117, May 16, 1852

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

Transcription:

and the distant city [New York]. A real holiday. Few New Yorkers about. The day breezy, but scarcely sunny. Returning to the water side, we partook of a certain meal — fragmentary chips of corned beef; in the state Christmas night not to be according to Saint Paul “neither cold or hot” and tobacco water, miscalled ale. However appetite was lain — and then another ramble, on hill side. Returned at 6 or sooner, supped at Van Name & Bushs, then to my room [290 Broadway]. Stayed awhile, and then, [William] Barth having tattoed and beautifyed himself to Beach Street, there to find Mrs [Rebecca] Kidders new residence. Found it, nigh to West Broadway — little triangular patch of trees and vegetation in front, like Duane Park. Lotty [Kidder] opened the door. Within were the two Browns [Alfred and Albert], Mrs K, boy Will [Kidder] and another. More came anon. Old [Isaac O.] Davis &c. Sat and talked on sofa beside

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-05-16

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Food
Diaries
Leisure

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