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with the rest & two strangers  entered boat again; and landing
Mr Hart & Waud on Governors Island,     we cast our lines again.
Strangers caught come dozen fish,   Dillon two, a Weak fish,
(so called I s pose from their imbecility in getting hooked,)  and a
very unprepossesing looking article ycleped Toad-fish.    I caught none.
Back to the Battery, landed our two Stranger s,   one of  em
was a selfish cub in all concience;   wanted to be put ashore at
Brooklyn, despite the convenience of the party who d obliged him, &
also asked Dillon for his solitary fish   and had it!             Met
Damoreau at de-barkation.      To Erford s, I & Dillon to my-
room for a wash.         I very weak and queer.  Bed soon. /
Harry Brown the New Orleans brother is in New York, Charley
saith;   on his way for that asylum of desperate fortunes
California.
  25.  Saturday.  Going down town to Gosling s for breakfast 
met Royal, and anon Roberts.      Post Office, calls &c. Back
and drawing  hard all day.     Mr Hart called, and Edward Great-
batch.  /      Felt extreme headache & weariness all day.   Evening
to Gymnasium with Waud, but couldn t exercise.  Took a
cold bath which set me shuddering like an ague, yet without feeling
chilled.    Erford s for a brief space.   Damoreau there. 
  26.  Sunday.   Doing chores till noon.    Waud with me.
Weather changed, temperate & pleasant.  Sick still, with inter-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and twenty-eight
Description:Describes a fishing trip with Alfred Waud, Dillon Mapother, and Mr. Hart.
Date:1853-06-24
Subject:Brown, Henry; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Fishing; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Leisure; Mapother, Dillon; Roberts; Royal, Frank; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]; California
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.