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              A Visit to Rawlings.     Tivoli.
possession.          Edward says he has had enough
of war but won t give up till it is finished.
A note also from Rawlings inviting me to visit
him at Tivoli, and one from Gilmore.   Article
is in printer s hands for the Continental; more
wanted.
  25.  Saturday.   Scribbling &c.  In the
afternoon to Chamber Street and took the 3 o 
clock train by the Hudson River Railroad for
Tivoli.     It was a dull, dank day, the atmos-
phere pregnant with future rain and my feelings
in accordance with it.      I had felt more lonely
and miserable, perhaps, than my position war-
rants for the last week and, desperately in want 
of a sensation, determined on accepting Rawling s
invitation.     I am glad I did so, for my expe-
rience was unique if not altogether amusing.
The train sped on at its usual rate along the
margin of the glorious Hudson and night descend-
ed on its autumnal beauties, bringing me by about
half-past 7 to Tivoli, a village opposite to the
grand old everlasting Catskills, now shrouded
from view.     Getting a direction from a bar-room
at the depot, I ascended a steep road and a
minute s walk brought me to  Maud Lawn   
the residence of Dr Augustus Rawlings.   Within
the shrouding shelter of the trees I heard the
barking of dogs and was cautioned not to enter,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page thirty-nine
Description:Describes his journey by railroad to visit Augustus Rawlings at Tivoli.
Date:1862-10-24
Subject:Civil War; Continental magazine.; Dogs; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gilmore; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad travel; Rawlings, Augustus; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Tivoli, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Chamber Street
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.