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	A Walk on Goat Island.
Griffin, the latter of whom was fetched from her
chamber and indisposition.  Her sister lives at
one of the second-class hotels in the village.  We
all talked about old acquaintances, including
Mrs. Theodore Griffin, ex-Gouverneur, now in
Paris, from whence she writes about  dear Lucia, 
telling her that she should be perfectly happy were she
with her, and that she spends her whole time in search-
ing for some present to bring home to her.     Presently
I proposed a walk and all four of us crossed to
Goat Island.    Its woods were as black and sombre,
the rush and roar of the waters as great, the ra-
pids as beautiful and terrible as when I first
visited them.   While looking at the American
Fall in company with Miss Cooper, (the others decli-
ning the descent of steps leading to it) the moon came
out and gave us a lunar rainbow.         To the Horse-
shoe Fall.      I visited the tower on Terrapin Rock
alone, mindful, incidentally, of Sally and Tommy
Nast coming thither in less than two weeks on
their bridal holiday.   Returning, I walked alterna-
tely with Lucia and Miss Julia.         A little chaff
and talk with the latter produced an avowal of
her being at feud with her sister, whom she does
not visit, nor has, since the marriage.       Julia in-
timated that the fault lay on Weighty s side and
said that if I knew all, I shouldn t blame her.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and eighty-three
Description:Describes his visit to Niagara Falls.
Date:1861-09-16
Subject:Cooper, Lucia; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Griffin, Julia; Griffin, Lucia; Griffin, Weighty (Davis); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; Niagara Falls (N.Y.); Travel
Coverage (City/State):[Niagara, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-11

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.