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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 123, May 22-24, 1852

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Identifier: DX01139267

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 123, May 22-24, 1852

Description: Mentions a visit to William Barth on Governors Island.


Met Actor Pope. Billiardizing he was.

23. Sunday. Roused by the ticking of my clock & a plashing shower of rain, turned over & dozed again. Rose, did chores &c, and at about 11 out, crossed the South Ferry to Brooklyn, and was rowed by Foley to the [Governors] Island. Arrived at the Hospital, was alone for two hours, & dined alone, then [William] Barth arrived. A close, humid day, no sun out, and a rain and thunder storm at night. Wrote & talked all the evening, till some 2 or three on the morning, then to bed.

24. Monday. To New York, through the close clammy mist and vapour, which shrouded everything, making the barks loom out ghostly when we approached them. Called at Lockingtons; lost divers shillings through a small pocket hole, while promenading up Broadway, then to room [290 Broadway]. Randall came, with cuts. Paid him. Down town, got rebusses at

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-05-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)


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