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	Young Brown and his Trunk.
  12.  Sunday.  Haney out for a drive with Mat-
ty.        Walk to  the saw-mill  with Sally, Jack,
little Jessie, Brown and Knudsen.    The latter
abandoned us to go to church, a thing he don t do
in town, practicing it in the country for the sake
of the example.           Haney off for return to New
York with Eliza, intending to take the night-
boat from Troy.            Sally, Jessy, Jack, Brown
and I, out rowing on the first pond in the
evening.  I rowed the party, barring Jack,
who got in another boat, round the pond first
and then Brown did the like.
  13.  Monday.  A ceaselessly wet day.   Brown,
who had left a trunk in Troy with orders for
its transmission hither by the mail, hired trap
to go in search of it, as Haney and Collard
had both failed, in their yesterday s endeavor.
We desultorized all day, I scribbling and de-
zing somewhat.  By supper time Brown re-
turned, a very wet young man indeed, with
the recovered trunk, which he had obtained
after much inquiry and difficulty at Quacken-
kill, within five miles of his starting-place.  Re-
citations, songs, cards and talk in the evening.
  14.  Tuesday.  Another drenching day.  In doors,
all of us, desultorizing.
15.	Wednesday.  Sunlight again, and out on
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and fifty-five
Description:Describes a vacation at Grafton, New York, with the Edwards family.
Date:1860-08-12
Subject:Brown, Mortimer; Collard; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Jessie; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm
Coverage (City/State):[Grafton, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
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.