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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 150, June 26-27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01146434

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 150, June 26-27, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to the Normans in Brooklyn with William Barth.


[Dillon Ma]pother at Detroit, Michigan. Supped down town, boot purchasing, crossed the Fulton Ferry, (meeting Dunsier,) called at [William] Roberts, and he not at home, returned to New York. Holcomb and Levy off for Australia next week.

27 Sunday. Breakfast at the Rainbow, then at about 12 to Governors Island. [William] Barth a certain Scotchman with whom he is desirous of exchanging offices. At 3 or so with Barth crossed back to Brooklyn there visiting Mrs Norman & family, English folks, not long arrived. The old lady I had seen at Mrs Barths previous to my leaving England. [words crossed out] A be-Yankified son, (some 15 years here) who had, as is common with all who do get Americanized, gone the entire animal to a disagreeable degree There was a daughter there, a Miss Norman; pleasant faced and amiable – altogether the family had more the air of home about it than I have witnessed for many a day. We stayed

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-06-26

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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