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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 200, May 15-16, 1853

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Identifier: DX01276761

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 200, May 15-16, 1853

Description: Describes a visit to Staten Island with Charley Damoreau and Alfred Waud.


15 14. Sunday. [Alfred] Waud & [Charles] Damoreau came, bidding me to Staten Island rambling. Promised to join ‘em. To the Metropolitan, left card, walked down Broadway. Met Bunnell. Parted. I to Staten Island, meeting [Alfred] Swinton aboard the boat. To the Pagoda, Clifton Park, took a “smash” & sate gazing out on the fresh trees till nigh 2, when Waud & Damoreau came. Dined, sat awhile, then rambled off skirting the shore. Passed the spot where two summers back I camped out with [William] Roberts’ party. Arrived at the Old Fort on the hill, and after a survey for the most accessible place Charley managed to clamber up, no easy matter. Then he pitched a big beam over & by its aid we followed, also some lookers on. Anon the gate got unfastened by some on & some dozen or more folks were strolling about inside. Found a deep dry well, and made a fire in it, some 100 feet deep or more. Here till 6 1/4, then marching in military file to the Ferry & to New York. Supped, then Erfords & parted at 10.

165. Monday. Mr Pierce Supple called. Man about 40, commercial-traveller-looking. [Joseph] Richardson called. / Drawing. Edward Greatbatch came. Letter from home. Item in it how my Aunt Anna Mapleson has had to leave her knave of a husband & is now at our house. How inevitable it is that in the course of time a man will act up to his nature, scampish

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-05-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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