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Rock, the girls being with us.    Hayes, a little quaint-speaking Lon-
doner walks over the Arch, sticking out leg and miming as he does
it.   Waud partly crosses, and   turns back.           Pursuing our
walk we returned by nightfall, & they left us, returning to Logan s.
  12.  Monday.   Down the town with Barth.    Inasmuch as no-
beer was procurable for the Store, Barth closed it, or left it in charge
of Thornton at 11, and together we rambled over to Logan s; and
with Hayes and Waud had a bathe.  Dining with them afterwards
we then rambled along the cliff and beach, just past the Lover s Leap,
to a natural Excavation in the rock yclept the  Devil s Kitchen .   It
is some ten or twelve feet above the rock-beach, and only to be approach-
ed by ascent up the loose bare trunk of a tree, stepping from little knot
and bough upwards, a very Zoological, Ursine proceeding.    Passing
through a circular opening, you then sit encaved, and slightly dirtied.
In the holes and crevices are many smooth loose rock tablets on which
folk here have black-lead-pencilled their names .  To these we seriously apply
and incline ourselves, affixing to them inscriptions and comments; also
writing any amount of incongruous autographs.      Waud below, sketches.
Descending, to the Lover s Leap, the most notable rock on the Island.
Clambering up a precipitous pathway to the rear, we find a rude
ladder leading to the hinder part of the summit.     Ascending it, after
a little crawling you can look down on tall tree tops, rocks and
the beach and beating surf    feet below.          A forest ramble,
I reading the last  Bleak House  published in Harpers.         To the Hospi-
tal, and Waud & Hayes left.               A book talk and conver-
sational evening.
13.	Tuesday.  Walk down the town with Barth; Waud called
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page one hundred and six
Description:Describes walking to Lover's Leap and Devil's Kitchen on Mackinac Island.
Date:1853-09-11
Subject:Barth, William; Great Lakes (North America); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Logan; Mackinac Island (Mich.); Thornton; Travel; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[Mackinac Island, Michigan]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.