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  he loves you as well as his nature can love    
    Love!  said she, fiercely  
  I said a few hurried words, her hand pressed mine, and
we parted.    I think I see her now, with her large wild eyes,
clustering hair, and light dress; the lamp in the hall shining down 
on it.
The partially closed door,   and the moonlight,  trees, and troubled 
sky as I turned away.
  3.  Friday.  Drawing & calls down town.  Evening at
Gymnasium with Waud.    A magnificent storm at midnight, thun-
der, lightning and rain unconceivably grand & awfully beautiful.
Sate at window, looking at the glare and driving water.
  4. Saturday.  Dillon Mapother came, having again crossed the
Atlantic;  talk of his doings, home rejoicings & fet s. Out
with him; parted.   He came again in the afternoon, & with
Kelly.    All to Jersey Street,  & called on Waud.   Out together
to Fulton Street, &c  then Kelly leaving us, to Jersey Ferry &
Patten s Hotel,  where Dillon effected the transportation of his bag-
gage to Jersey.     Evening with Waud to the Gymnasium, whither
Kelly & Dillon came at 10.     Erford s anon.
  5.  Sunday.  To the Staten Island Ferry by 10, where on
board I found, or shortly after arrived, Dillon, Kelly, Waud
& Swinton.         Also chanced on Mr Greatbatch and family, all
bent on rusticating for the day.          Arrived at the Island,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and ten
Description:Mentions the return of Dillon Mapother to New York from Ireland.
Date:1853-06-02
Subject:Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kelly; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapother, Dillon; Marriage; Staten Island (New York, N.Y.); Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Jersey Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
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.