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on leaving the boat Dod, the elder of the two brothers, who told me that
two days back Lotty became a mother.   She has a son.         /
Called at Dunsiers.   Return.
   15.  Sunday.   Up by 5 1/2, breakfasted at Sweeneys, then through
the cool, quiet streets (,the sunlight tinting the house tops) to the
East River.       Aboard the steamboat  Thomas Hunt  & Peck Slip,
and, after tarrying half an hour, during which time passengers flocked
aboard in great numbers, off we were, leaving New York in our wake,
passing adown Buttermilk Channel & out on the bright, breezy,
beautiful Bay.       The Highlands; Nevesink[Navesink], Sandy Hock, the
Ocean House.      Found Burkhardt aboard, he being about the rejoin his
wife who rusticates there;   D pler lives there also.       After many
stoppages, at which the majority of the passengers had disembarked, we
arrived at Red Bank, on the Shrewsbury river.       Ashore, and
through the village, out on the hot, still country roads, guided by
Mr. Greatbatch s description.    Two miles walking & I reached the
farm house.     Mrs Parker, the mistress was at the porch.   Learning
that Joe, Fred & the goodman were at Church, I chatted &
read till their return.     Dinner.   A ramble in the peach orchard
in the rear & in the apple one also   paying our respects to both.
Subsequently, I with the boys, Fred & juvenile Parker &
others to the river for a bathe, I riding thither on a bare-backed
horse.       A delectable dip, though the water was over shallow.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page seventeen
Description:Describes a New Jersey seaside retreat with Joe Greatbatch.
Date:1852-08-14
Subject:Burkhardt; Burkhardt, Mrs.; Dodd; Dopler; Dunsier; Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Horses; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Leisure; Parker, Jr.; Parker, Mrs.; Whytal, Jr.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [New Jersey]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, witnessing a fire at a chocolate factory, attending a religious camp meeting, his friendship with Lotty Whytal, the 1852 presidential election, a visit to Niagara Falls in the winter, a visit to Toronto, Canada, and the Crystal Palace in New York.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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.