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Waud,  Hart & Dillon came.        Mr Hart quitting us for
awhile,  we went about purchases for the day s  fishing ex-
cursion .     Shrimps & clams for bait,  bread, cheese, a dozen
of claret &c.       At the Battery, and after an hours waiting
the boat being baled out &c,  & broiling in the sun, we
started out on this dismal enterprise.       First the mast came
down  & sailing was rendered impracticable,  then Dillon in
rowing got a fishhookin is hand,  barb broke in, and we
got to Governors Island to get it out.     Walked to the hospital
& old Doctor Decamp did that job.        Then after much de-
lay and getting a big stone aboard for anchoring we re-im
barked.         Tide running rapidly,  fishing tried, lines would
 nt sink,    Mr Hart & Waud began to suffer internal
agonizations  and prognosticate  impending pukings.   Dillon &
I were all right,   but my turn and peculiar disagreables
came.  I had felt a horrid brain oppression and head-ache all
the day, and part of yesterday.      So having put in to 
Brooklyn at the Atlantic Dock, at the desire of Mr Hart
& Waud; I got worse, having, I suppose, a Sun-stroke,
being partially insensible, conciousness indistinct, having  Ice
put on my head for two hours or so by Mr Hart, who
remained with me,     Dillon & Waud bathing.     Partially
revived, though with frightful headache,  and very weak, I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and twenty-seven
Description:Describes a fishing trip with Alfred Waud, Dillon Mapother, and Mr. Hart, in which he got heatstroke.
Date:1853-06-24
Subject:Decamp; Fishing; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Hospitals; Leisure; Mapother, Dillon; Medical care; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
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.