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farther fall, partly along a road, then in stream again, all
bathed, & then set to sketching, save Dillon.     We three back
to dinner; they returned, I did not.
  8.  Friday.     Below Falls with Mr Hart, fire having
burnt all night we revived it & built another.       Then two
hours lying looking on.        Anon to the farther fall & a bathe.
Back to dinner.       In the afternoon  I accompanied Dillon &
Waud to the Clove (in the Mountains.)     A picturesque Alpine sort
of gorge.     Found our Artists there & a German.   Sketching.
Back by 7 1/2, wearying steep, up hill paths.       Scoring up the Diary
in the Evening.
  9.  Saturday.  All four off for a walk to the Clove in
the Mountain.   Down the glen by the leafy forest-path skirting
the rivulet for a mile, then along the steep mountain path high
above on the other side, till below the lower fall we issue forth
on a dusty road, still following the course of the stream.   Past
the ruined mill which we were sketching on Thursday, and on
through the Mountain gorge, mighty tree-covered mountains rising up
on every hand.     A few huts, barns & shanties, a deserted
tannery, making the spot fragrant with the smell of oak bark,
oxen with bells attached to their necks, a rustic bridge or twain
were what we saw.   Waud & Dillon had hurried on, intent on
sketching.     Joining them, we all passed down to the pretty fall
sketched yesterday.     The water here had worn its way back in the
rocks, turning a deep hollow, framed by tall tree-clad cliffs.
Here we all bathed delectably.   Anon more sketching, then jogging
along the footpath way down to the  Clove,  encountering out Artist
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page eighteen
Description:Describes a walk through the Catskill Mountains with Mr. Hart, Alf Waud, and Dillon Mapother.
Date:1853-07-07
Subject:Catskill Mountains (N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Nature; Travel; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn's writing and drawing work in New York, a visit to the Catskill Mountains, attending the wedding of his friend Charles Damoreau (Brown), a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York, his friend Lotty's difficult marriage to John Whytal, a sailing trip around Lake Superior, a visit to Mackinac Island in Michigan, a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and a journey by horseback from Kentucky to Louisiana with friends.
Subject:African Americans; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Native Americans; Publishers and publishing; Slavery; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Michigan; Wisconsin; Ohio; Kentucky; Mississippi; Alabama; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.