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Page 001Front cover.
Page 002Fron fly-leaf.
Page 003Shows Gunn's name and his address, 290 Broadway, New York.
Page 004Blank page.
Page 005 [1853]Ink drawing of a man, possibly himself, drawn by Gunn in 1853.
Page 006Blank page.
Page 007 [1853]Gives the date range of entries for the diary.
Page 008Blank page.
Page 009 [07-04-1853]Describes the scenery on a trip up the Hudson on the ''Francis Skiddy'' to the Catskill Mountains.
Page 010 [07-04-1853]Describes the scenery on a trip up the Hudson on the ''Francis Skiddy'' to the Catskill Mountains.
Page 011 [07-04-1853]Describes a coach ride up the Catskill Mountains.
Page 012 [07-04-1853]Describes his journey to the Mountain House at the Catskill Mountains.
Page 013 [07-04-1853]Describes his journey to the Falls House at the Catskill Mountains.
Page 014 [07-05-1853]Describes a walk through the Catskill Mountains.
Page 015 [07-05-1853]Describes a walk through the Catskill Mountains.
Page 016 [07-05-1853]Describes a walk with Mr. Hart to the Mountain House in the Catskill Mountains.
Page 017 [07-06-1853]Describes visiting a waterfall at the Catskill Mountains.
Page 018 [07-07-1853]Describes a walk through the Catskill Mountains with Mr. Hart, Alf Waud, and Dillon Mapother.
Page 019 [07-09-1853]Describes a walk to a saw mill in the Catskill Mountains with Mr. Hart, Alf Waud, and Dillon Mapother.
Page 020 [07-09-1853]Describes hearing stories from a man who had lived in California and the Pacific islands.
Page 021 [07-11-1853]Describes his departure from the Catskill Mountains back to New York, and comments on his love of children.
Page 022 [07-11-1853]Describes his return to New York from the Catskill Mountains, and comments on his love of children.
Page 023 [07-13-1853]Mentions a procession for Franklin Pierce, who has come to New York to open the Crystal Palace, and the arrival of Charley Brown's fiancee in New York.
Page 024 [07-14-1853]Describes an evening visiting the Kidders at Beach Street.
Page 025 [07-17-1853]Describes an evening visiting the Kidders at Beach Street, flirting with Lotty and seeing her baby.
Page 026 [07-19-1853]Mentions seeing an advertisement for a young woman's debut on stage for Goodall's benefit and mistakenly thinking it referred to Lotty Kidder.
Page 027 [07-22-1853]Regarding meeting Madame Prideaux the evening before her marriage to Charles Damoreau.
Page 028 [07-24-1853]Describes the day of Charley Damoreau's wedding to Beatrice Prideaux.
Page 029 [07-24-1853]Describes the wedding of Charley Damoreau and Beatrice Prideaux, and afterwards listening to a sermon by E. H. Chapin on Real Character and reputation.
Page 030 [07-24-1853]Describes meeting the Dodds by chance in the street and an evening spent visiting Lotty Kidder.
Page 031 [07-25-1853]Mentions an article of his appearing in ''The New York Times.''
Page 032 [07-30-1853]Comments on Lotty Whytal's lack of interest in her own son.
Page 033 [07-31-1853]Mentions the sudden death of restaurant owner Erford, and describes a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York with Mr. Hart.
Page 034 [08-02-1853]Describes a visit to the Crystal palace in New York, and describes the sculptures he saw there.
Page 035 [08-02-1853]Describes a visit to the Crystal palace in New York, and describes the sculptures and other displays he saw there.
Page 036 [08-02-1853]Describes a visit to the Crystal palace in New York, and describes the sculptures and other displays he saw there.
Page 037 [08-02-1853]Describes a talk with John Whytal about his difficult marriage to Lotty.
Page 038 [08-03-1853]Describes a talk with John Whytal about his difficult marriage to Lotty.
Page 039 [08-03-1853]Comments on Lotty Whytal's unhappy and willful nature.
Page 040 [08-03-1853]Mentions receiving a note from Edward Heylyn, and seeing Mr. Hart and Dillon Mapother off for Chicago.
Page 041 [08-06-1853]Describes receiving an assignment as correspondent for ''The New York Times,'' and learning that John Whytal has decided to leave his wife, Lotty.
Page 042 [08-06-1853]Describes a talk with John Whytal about his difficult marriage to Lotty.
Page 043 [08-06-1853]Regarding John Whytal's story of the end of his marriage with Lotty.
Page 044 [08-06-1853]Regarding John Whytal's story of the end of his marriage with Lotty.
Page 045 [08-06-1853]Regarding Lotty's version of how her marriage to John Whytal ended.
Page 046 [08-07-1853]Regarding settling affairs with Henry Raymond of ''The New York Times'' about his position as correspondent during his upcoming trip to the Great Lakes.
Page 047 [08-08-1853]Regarding visits from Charles Welden, who spoke about Seymour and O'Brien, and John Whytal.
Page 048 [08-08-1853]Describes John Whytal's tale of the reason he married Lotty.
Page 049 [08-08-1853]Describes John Whytal's tale of the reason he married Lotty, and a visit to Lotty afterwards.
Page 050 [08-08-1853]Describes his last evening spent with Lotty Whytal before going on his trip to the Great Lakes.
Page 051 [08-08-1853]Regarding his feelings for Lotty Whytal.
Page 052 [08-08-1853]Describes his journey by railroad and the steamboat ''Mayflower'' on Lake Erie.
Page 053 [08-09-1853]Describes his arrival in Detroit and meeting Mr. Swan, the editor of the ''Columbus Elevator.''
Page 054 [08-11-1853]Describes the start of his journey from Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie by steamboat.
Page 055 [08-11-1853]Describes his journey across Lake Huron to Sault Ste. Marie by steamboat.
Page 056 [08-12-1853]Describes his journey across Lake Huron to Sault Ste. Marie by steamboat.
Page 057 [08-13-1853]Describes passing by islands on his journey to Sault Ste. Marie by steamboat.
Page 058 [08-13-1853]Describes his arrival at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Page 059 [08-13-1853]Describes his arrival on the steamboat ''Sam Ward,'' which will be taking him on a tour of Lake Superior.
Page 060 [08-13-1853]Describes arriving at Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior and taking a smaller boat on an excursion to the shore from the ''Sam Ward.''
Page 061 [08-14-1853]Describes arriving at Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior and taking a smaller boat on an excursion to the shore from the ''Sam Ward.''
Page 062 [08-14-1853]Describes seeing Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior on the ''Sam Ward.''
Page 063 [08-14-1853]Describes seeing Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior on the ''Sam Ward.''
Page 064 [08-14-1853]Describes seeing Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior, including getting lost in the mist in a rowboat.
Page 065 [08-14-1853]Describes seeing Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior, including getting lost in the mist in a rowboat.
Page 066 [08-14-1853]Describes seeing Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior, and mentions a man named Abraham Williams who lives nearby.
Page 067 [08-15-1853]Describes his arrival at the mining town of Marquette, Michigan, on the ''Sam Ward.''
Page 068 [08-15-1853]Describes his arrival at Copper Harbor, Michigan, on the ''Sam Ward.''
Page 069 [08-15-1853]Describes a stop in Copper Harbor to pick up ladies from the Livermore family to join their tour of Lake Superior aboard the ''Sam Ward.''
Page 070 [08-15-1853]Mentions a talk with Godefroy on board the ''Sam. Ware'' about his life spent trading with Native Americans in Michigan, and the arrival at Ontonagon.
Page 071 [08-16-1853]Describes taking a walk at Ontonagon, Michigan, and going to a Native American village there.
Page 072 [08-16-1853]Describes a talk with Godefroy on board the ''Sam. Ware'' about his life spent trading with Native Americans in Michigan around the Great Lakes.
Page 073 [08-16-1853]Describes a talk with Godefroy on board the ''Sam. Ware'' about his life spent trading with Native Americans in Michigan around the Great Lakes, and a talk with Miss Livermore.
Page 074 [08-16-1853]Describes arriving at the fishing village of La Pointe, Wisconsin.
Page 075 [08-17-1853]Describes visiting a Catholic church for Native Americans at La Pointe, Wisconsin.
Page 076 [08-17-1853]Describes the people at the town of La Pointe, Wisconsin.
Page 077 [08-17-1853]Describes disembarking from the ''Sam Ward'' at the Fond-du-Lac river in Wisconsin.
Page 078Newspaper clipping about cannibal named ''Swift Runner.''
Page 079 [08-18-1853]Describes a delay while the crew of the ''Sam Ward'' determines if they can pass over a sand bar.
Page 080 [08-18-1853]Describes a visit to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Page 081 [08-18-1853]Describes the people at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Page 082 [08-18-1853]Describes a visit to Godfroy's store in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Page 083 [08-18-1853]Describes a peace pipe he received from Godfroy.
Page 084 [08-18-1853]Describes a dance and games at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Page 085 [08-18-1853]Describes witnessing a native dance at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Page 086 [08-19-1853]Regarding the steamboat ''Sam Ward'' getting stuck in a sand bar on the Fond du Lac River.
Page 087 [08-19-1853]Describes spending time on the Wisconsin shore with the other passengers, waiting for the steamboat ''Sam Ward'' to be unstuck from a sand bar on the Fond du Lac River.
Page 088 [08-19-1853]Describes finally getting the steamboat ''Sam Ward'' unstuck from a sand bar on the Fond du Lac River.
Page 089 [08-19-1853]Describes learning about his fellow travelers on board the ''Sam Ward,'' including a newspaper editor from Cincinnati.
Page 090 [08-19-1853]Describes a race between the steamboats ''Sam Ward'' and ''Baltimore'' on Lake Superior.
Page 091 [08-19-1853]Describes a talk with Frisell aboard the ''Sam Ward.''
Page 092 [08-19-1853]Regarding visiting an abandoned mine at Prince Bay.
Page 093 [08-20-1853]Describes sailing past islands on Lake Superior in the ''Sam Ward.''
Page 094 [08-20-1853]Describes sailing past islands on Lake Superior in the ''Sam Ward.''
Page 095 [08-20-1853]Mentions seeing a comet in the sky en route to Copper Harbor on the ''Sam Ward.''
Page 096 [08-20-1853]Regarding the Livermore family disembarking from the ''Sam Ward'' at Copper Harbor, and a talk with Detroit man about copper mining.
Page 097 [08-21-1853]Describes arriving at Michipoten Island in Lake Superior on the ''Sam Ward,'' and visiting a copper mine.
Page 098 [08-21-1853]Describes meeting a cannibal named Swift Runner on Michipoten Island.
Page 099 [08-21-1853]Describes his journey on the ''Pacific'' from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in Michigan.
Page 100 [08-22-1853]Describes his arrival at Mackinac Island and meeting William Barth and his wife at the fort.
Page 101 [08-31-1853]Describes a visit to Arch Rock on Mackinac Island with William Barth.
Page 102 [08-31-1853]Describes the scenery at Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Page 103 [09-09-1853]Describes a sailing trip around Mackinac Island with the family of William Barth's wife.
Page 104 [09-09-1853]Describes time spent on Mackinac Island visiting William Barth.
Page 105 [09-10-1853]Describes the arrival of Alfred Waud and Hayes on Mackinac Island.
Page 106 [09-11-1853]Describes walking to Lover's Leap and Devil's Kitchen on Mackinac Island.
Page 107 [09-13-1853]Describes the people who live on Mackinac Island.
Page 108 [09-14-1853]Comments on the autumn scenery at Mackinac Island.
Page 109 [09-15-1853]Describes a walk to Arch Rock with William Barth and Thornton on Mackinac Island.
Page 110 [09-17-1853]Comments on Alf Waud's attitude after getting into an argument with him on Mackinac Island.
Page 111 [09-18-1853]Describes leaving Mackinac Island on the ''Pacific.''
Page 112 [09-19-1853]Describes a day spent in Detroit.
Page 113 [09-20-1853]Describes taking a drive with Campeau around Detroit.
Page 114 [09-20-1853]Describes his departure from Detroit on the ''Cleveland.''
Page 115Newspaper engraving of the Old Broadway Theatre, possibly in Detroit.
Page 116 [09-22-1853]Describes exploring Cleveland, Ohio, while waiting for a train to Columbus.
Page 117 [09-22-1853]Describes his journey by railroad from Cleveland, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio.
Page 118 [09-22-1853]Describes arriving at Swan's newspaper office in Columbus.
Page 119 [09-23-1853]Describes visiting the State Prison in Columbus, Ohio.
Page 120 [09-23-1853]Describes a visit to the State House and the Medical College in Columbus, Ohio.
Page 121 [09-24-1853]Describes his journey by railroad from Columbus, Ohio, to Cincinnati, Ohio.
Page 122 [09-25-1853]Describes a walk through Cincinnati, Ohio.
Page 123 [09-25-1853]Describes a walk through Cincinnati, Ohio.
Page 124 [09-26-1853]Describes visiting a site where a railroad tunnel is being dug outside Cincinnati, Ohio.
Page 125 [09-26-1853]Describes visiting a site where a railroad tunnel is being dug outside Cincinnati, Ohio.
Page 126 [09-27-1853]Describes traveling on the steamboat ''Ben Franklin'' on the Ohio River.
Page 127 [09-27-1853]Describes arriving in Louisville, Kentucky.
Page 128 [09-29-1853]Describes taking a journey by stagecoach from Louisville into the Kentucky countryside.
Page 129 [09-29-1853]Describes an unpleasant stagecoach ride on the way to Mammoth Cave.
Page 130 [09-30-1853]Describes a free mulatto guide for Mammoth Cave named Stephen Bishop.
Page 131 [09-30-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 132 [09-30-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 133 [09-30-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 134 [09-30-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 135 [09-30-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 136 [09-30-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 137 [09-30-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 138 [09-30-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 139 [09-30-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 140 [10-01-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 141 [10-01-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 142 [10-01-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 143 [10-01-1853]Regarding the slave guides at Mammoth Cave owned by Dr. Croghan.
Page 144 [10-01-1853]Regarding the slave guides at Mammoth Cave, and a tale of a wedding party whose boat capsized in the cave.
Page 145 [10-01-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 146 [10-02-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 147 [10-02-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 148 [10-02-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 149 [10-03-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 150 [10-03-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 151 [10-03-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 152 [10-03-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 153 [10-03-1853]Describes a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Page 154 [10-04-1853]Regarding accepting an invitation from Oliver Kellam and his friends to accompany them on horseback from Mammoth Cave to Louisiana.
Page 155 [10-04-1853]Describes setting off on his journey by horseback from Mammoth Cave to Louisiana.
Page 156 [10-05-1853]Describes the first day of his journey by horseback from Mammoth Cave to Louisiana.
Page 157 [10-05-1853]Describes his journey by horseback from Mammoth Cave to Louisiana.
Page 158 [10-07-1853]Describes his journey by horseback through Tennessee on the way to Louisiana, and comments on the threat of Yellow Fever in the South.
Page 159 [10-08-1853]Describes a stop in Nashville, Tennessee, on his way to Louisiana by horseback.
Page 160 [10-10-1853]Describes the home of a man named Church in which he stayed a night during his journey by horseback to Louisiana.
Page 161 [10-11-1853]Describes his journey by horseback through Tennessee and into Alabama on the way to Louisiana.
Page 162 [10-13-1853]Describes seeing a racing horse named Peytona at Florence, Alabama.
Page 163 [10-15-1853]Describes spending the night at a farmhouse in Alabama on his way to Louisiana by horseback, and meeting a man on the road just out of prison.
Page 164 [10-15-1853]Comments on accommodations along the road during his trip to Louisiana by horseback.
Page 165 [10-16-1853]Describes spending the night at a roadside tavern in Alabama owned by John Warren.
Page 166 [10-17-1853]Describes attempting to stop at a house in which the residents had Yellow Fever before moving on to a house in Harrisburgh, Mississippi, on his way to Louisiana by horseback.
Page 167 [10-17-1853]Regarding fears about yellow fever at Vicksburg while riding to Louisiana by horseback.
Page 168 [10-18-1853]Describes a night spent at an inn at Pontotoc, Mississippi.
Page 169 [10-19-1853]Mentions his wish to leave his companions on their horseback ride to Louisiana and take a train back to New York, but he changed his mind at their disappointment.
Page 170 [10-22-1853]Regarding getting sick on the road en route to Louisiana by horseback.
Page 171 [10-24-1853]Describes spending the night in Benton, Mississippi, a town nearly abandoned due to yellow fever.
Page 172 [10-25-1853]Regarding the yellow fever epidemic in and surrounding Yazoo City, Mississippi.
Page 173 [10-26-1853]Describes a wet wide through Mississippi on the way to Louisiana by horseback.
Page 174 [10-27-1853]Describes his ride through Mississippi on the way to Louisiana by horseback, including a wrong turn onto the Vicksburg Road.
Page 175 [10-27-1853]Describes stopping at the house of Mr. Powell for the night in Mississippi on the way to Louisiana by horseback.
Page 176 [10-28-1853]Describes reaching the Mississippi river after riding across Mississippi on his way to Louisiana.
Page 177 [10-28-1853]Describes crossing the Mississippi River in a leaky boat.
Page 178 [10-28-1853]Describes crossing the Mississippi River in a leaky boat.
Page 179 [10-28-1853]Regarding reaching his destination in Louisiana, the house belonging to the grandfather of Keene Richards.
Page 180 [10-29-1853]Describes Oliver Kellam's Arabian horses.
Page 181 [10-29-1853]Describes a walk around the plantation owned by Keene Richards' grandfather.
Page 182 [10-31-1853]Describes the process of harvesting cotton.
Page 183 [11-02-1853]Gives his thoughts on slavery and abolition.
Page 184 [11-02-1853]Gives his thoughts on slavery.
Page 185 [11-02-1853]Gives his thoughts on slavery and its affect on American politics.
Page 186 [11-02-1853]Describes a talk with Keene Richards about slavery.
Page 187 [11-02-1853]Describes a talk with Keene Richards about slavery.
Page 188 [11-03-1853]Describes his illness while visiting Keene Richards in Transylvania, Louisiana.
Page 189 [11-08-1853]Describes a visit to the store of Gooderich, Oliver Kellam's uncle.
Page 190 [11-12-1853]Describes the beginning of his journey up the Mississippi River on the steamboat ''Swamp Fox.''
Page 191 [11-12-1853]Describes the Mississippi River, and a race between the ''Swamp Fox'' and the ''Naomi.''
Page 192 [11-13-1853]Describes a race between the steamboats ''Swamp Fox'' and ''Naomi'' on the Mississippi River.
Page 193 [11-15-1853]Describes his trip up the Mississippi River on the ''Swamp Fox'' steamboat, and his arrival at Cairo, Illinois.
Page 194 [11-17-1853]Describes waiting for the steamboat ''Cincinnati'' in Cairo, Illinois.
Page 195 [11-17-1853]Describes waiting for the steamboat ''Cincinnati'' in Cairo, Illinois.
Page 196 [11-18-1853]Regarding the Southern justification for slavery for biblical reasons.
Page 197 [11-19-1853]Mentions his intention to write a story about his travels in the South, and describes his arrival by steamboat at Louisville, Kentucky.
Page 198 [11-20-1853]Describes traveling on the ''Crystal Palace'' steamboat to Cincinnati, Ohio.
Page 199 [11-21-1853]Describes his journey by railroad through Ohio.
Page 200 [11-21-1853]Describes his arrival back in New York after three and a half months traveling.
Page 201 [11-22-1853]Describes having dinner with friends upon his arrival back to New York, and cleaning out his room, which has accumulated dust while he was away for three months.
Page 202 [11-23-1853]Describes a letter received from his mother regarding friends and family in England.
Page 203 [11-23-1853]Describes a letter received from his mother regarding friends and family in England.
Page 204 [11-23-1853]Describes letters from his mother and his brother Sam.
Page 205 [11-23-1853]Describes letters received in New York while he was traveling through the South.
Page 206 [11-24-1853]Mentions having dinner with Charles Damoreau and learning that his brother George has come to New York.
Page 207 [11-25-1853]Mentions learning that there have been reports that he died in the South of yellow fever.
Page 208 [11-25-1853]Mentions that Charles Seymour is feuding with actor Dion Boucicault.
Page 209 [11-27-1853]Describes visiting Mrs. Kidder and hearing news of Lotty, who is living in Baltimore.
Page 210 [11-29-1853]Gives his thoughts on ancient Greek plays.
Page 211 [12-01-1853]Describes visiting Mrs. Kidder and hearing news of Lotty, who has moved to Washington.
Page 212 [12-03-1853]Comments on Lotty and Mrs. Kidder's similarities.
Page 213 [12-05-1853]Comments on ''Health Trip to the Tropics'' by N. P. Willis.
Page 214 [12-06-1853]Mentions visiting William Levison, and attending a concert with the Hillard brothers.
Page 215 [12-07-1853]Mentions writing a letter to his friend William Boutcher, who will be traveling in the Middle East.
Page 216 [12-10-1853]Mentions a fire which has burned down the Harper's building.
Page 217 [12-11-1853]Regarding the fire which has burned down the Harper's building.
Page 218 [12-14-1853]Criticizes a play he saw that starred John Brougham.
Page 219 [12-16-1853]Mentions hearing from Charles Welden how Fitz James O'Brien has been saying Gunn's ghost story in the ''Whig Review'' was translated from a French story, a lie.
Page 220 [12-18-1853]Mentions writing a letter to Oliver Kellam.
Page 221 [12-20-1853]Describes a dream he had, in which he was preparing to marry Mary Bilton.
Page 222 [12-20-1853]Reflects on his past love for Mary Bilton.
Page 223 [12-21-1853]Describes a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York to look at artwork.
Page 224 [12-22-1853]Describes a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York to look at artwork.
Page 225 [12-22-1853]Describes a philosophic conversation about religion with Alfred Waud on Christmas Eve
Page 226 [12-24-1853]Describes a philosophic conversation about religion with Alfred Waud on Christmas Eve
Page 227 [12-24-1853]Describes a philosophic conversation about religion with Alfred Waud on Christmas Eve
Page 228 [12-24-1853]Describes B. G. Stone's clothing and appearance.
Page 229 [12-25-1853]Regarding his thoughts of friends on Christmas Day.
Page 230 [12-27-1853]Regarding a fire that destroyed the ship ''Great Republic.''
Page 231 [12-27-1853]Regarding a fire that destroyed the ship ''Great Republic.''
Page 232 [12-29-1853]Describes spending New Year's Eve with Alfred Waud and Charles Damoreau.
Page 233Blank page.
Page 234Back fly-leaf.
Page 235Back cover.
Page 236Newspaper clipping about ways of traveling to Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Page 237 [08-04-1883]Newspaper clipping