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1 in front of a cascade near to the Dog Hole.
Subsequently, when the girls had left, I had a
bathe in the last mentioned place, but found the
water ice-cold.         Returned to Palenville by
5, to a chicken dinner, and old Falk.
  He knows Stone well,  as also little Shepherd,
who boarded at this tavern for some time.  Of the
Picturesque One he told many stories, not altogether
to his credit.        Stone got the keeper of the store
here to endorse a note for $ 100, and the man
had to pay the money.  This is noised about every-
where, and  tis said the girl he s been wooing
at Catskill meditates rejecting him on this account.
Moreover Falk spake of an affair, a year or so ago,
at Bracketts, further up the Clove, in which Stone
appears as over intimate with a girl, with a
result which she  got rid of.        This  Stun  as old
Falk calls him is in evil odor among Catskillers and
  27.  Wednesday.  Ascended the North Mountain
with all our company.   It lies in front of Falks
tavern, and he tells how a swift footed artist once
undertook to scale it in fifteen minutes   and suc-
ceeded.    This, seeing that it must be over 500 feet
in heighth, covered with trees and undergrowth, and in
some places perpendicular as a wall, I esteem something
of a feat.         We found it more congenial to make
the ascent by means of circuitous mountain paths, and
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page forty-eight
Description:Describes Falk's tales of B. G. Stone.
Subject:Catskill Mountains (N.Y.); Falk; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Shepherd, N.G.; Stone, B.G.; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[Palenville, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
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.