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forth for the latters residence, when Waud appeared.  He, with Hayes
had just arrived by the Pacific.  So after going to the vessel, seeing
about their baggage &c, we all walk, Logan, & young Bailey (the
Doctor s son,) accompanying us across the island roads to where the boats
lay.    By quiet paths, bordered by heath and juniper, where on either
the side, the sloping hillsides and greensward, bright in the golden sunlight,
would be framed in by rich, foliage, its margin spotted by little shady
places beautiful to look upon.       Where the maple leaves were tinged
with premontory yellowish crimson, and the beautious arbor vitae grew,
ever the broad lake on our left.       At Logan s farm house, & then
after much consumption of home made pies down the steep pathway cut
skirting the cliff side to where the boat lay.       All in, and soul up
for the opposite shore, perhaps ten miles distance.  The wind blew freshly,
waves danced and sometimes dashed over us.     Some rowing, and the
water, as usual, makes Waud render up his last meal.          Across at
length, though eight miles away from the desired spot.   Much cutting
down of trees, picnicking & a fire built.    Thus waned the afternoon;
and then re-embarking, the few who were still for visiting the old Fort-
place were overruled, and after some hours rowing necessitated by the wind
being dead ahead, we got back to Mackinac by 8; Hayes & Waud
going with Logan, (with whom they ll board,) and we to the Hospital.
  11. Sunday.  I d intended to return by the Pacific, got all
ready for descending at noon-tide, but was over-persuaded, by Barth, se-
cretly abetted by mine own liking.   So I tarry another week. Hayes
and Barth arrive, being bidden yesterday, to dine.       Took last block
to Noble & the Pacific.       A generally jolly dinner, talk & fumigation
succeeding. A ramble out into the woods afterwards, to the Arched
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page one hundred and five
Description:Describes the arrival of Alfred Waud and Hayes on Mackinac Island.
Date:1853-09-10
Subject:Bailey; Great Lakes (North America); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Logan; Mackinac Island (Mich.); Nature; Noble, Frank; Travel; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[Mackinac Island, Michigan]
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.