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from above.  Down wards, lower still, and at length we reach the
bottom.     Here, at either end of the great arching tunnel were the
miners at work, great squared buckets being steam-hoisted from above,
while the Irish men filled them rapidly with the detached marl masses.
Marvellously strait and well cut was the broad subterranean passage way.
They effect from 3 to five feet each way daily.   Our curiosity satisfied we as-
cend to upper air, which I reach considerably before Goodin & our miner
guide.        The stout good-humored gentleman, Mr G was rather blown by it.
A wash, and then to the City again, being direfully muddy as to ones
extremities.      Got rid of dirt &c, then dined.       Mr Lock came at
2 1/2 & Bruce, at whose invitation, I Lock, & stout Taylor all
get in vehicle for a 7 miles ride to Carthage, where an agricultural
fair is to come off, two days hence.      A very lovely country lies about
Cincinatti; sloping hills, meadow and forest land, very park like, &
peacefully-beautiful streams.      One, through which we passed, (having
just before spyed a milkman diluting his liquid with the water   an
unbecoming spectacle in such a scene of Arcadian Simplicity.) was inexpres-
sibly lovely.      Dusty hot roads.        Reaching the place,   a sloping,
beautiful lawn like spot, with mobile trees on it, we found tents
&c in the course of erection, and some half dozen newspaper men,
to whom I was introduced.         All rambling about, having the ar-
rangements explained by the president, a Mr Green, then to his
house near, and a sort of collation with champagne, Catawba & Isa-
bella.       To his hen-nery, and saw the Shanghais &c. Back
through the beautiful sunset.    Lock & I took a cup of tea at the
Burnet, then to a  Nigger  minstrel concert in the evening.
  27. Tuesday.  By 10 1/2 to the  Times  Office, (having paid my $5 at
the Burnet,) and meeting Isac O Davis, Mrs Kidders acquaintance by the
way.  He enquired after her, supposing her to be, by this time, Mrs Morse. /
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page one hundred and twenty-five
Description:Describes visiting a site where a railroad tunnel is being dug outside Cincinnati, Ohio.
Date:1853-09-26
Subject:Bruce; Davis, Isaac O.; Goodin (Brother); Green (Ohio); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lock; Mining; Taylor (Ohio); Travel
Coverage (City/State):[Cincinnati, Ohio]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn's writing and drawing work in New York, a visit to the Catskill Mountains, attending the wedding of his friend Charles Damoreau (Brown), a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York, his friend Lotty's difficult marriage to John Whytal, a sailing trip around Lake Superior, a visit to Mackinac Island in Michigan, a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and a journey by horseback from Kentucky to Louisiana with friends.
Subject:African Americans; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Native Americans; Publishers and publishing; Slavery; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Michigan; Wisconsin; Ohio; Kentucky; Mississippi; Alabama; Louisiana
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.