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at the Hospital, and then off sketching.      I stayed in the store with
Barth all the morning; we taking a ramble together in the afternoon, to
the site of Old fort Holmes.     From the open space adjacent there is the
finest view of the Sugarloaf rock.    Rising up above the deep sea
of verdure all around it, beyond the woods even to the edge of the
steep cliffs, it is a notable rock.       Autumnal tints are now perceptible,
and the mapler foliage prominent.     Twinkling bells denoting the presence
of some wandering hecfer, albeit to us invisible among the green leaves. The
beautiful untroubled lake beyond all, and the immeasurable blue above.
Hayes & Waud appeared in the evening, and stayed till 9.  /   The
people in this same town or village of Mackinac are I take it snobs and
snoblings, little dealers in fish or dry-goods assuming lordly airs touching the
 Camp  people.       Young fellows, boobyish and insolent looking lounge near
store-doors endeavouring to interest themselves in their own existence.     Boys
who with anticipatory vulgarity shout stupid insult to a stranger.    They have
no newspaper.        Indians scattered about, assembling for the payment.
Canadian French folk, dirty, ignorant and stationary.               One story I heard
is suggestive of much.       A fellow robbing his master caused the Mackinip-
pers great bother as to what to do with him.     They put him in a sort 
of lock up, by the  Court-house , and as he commenced using it up for
firewood, brought him up here to the Garrison.     Here, in the usual
place of detention, he did the same, so Major Williams wouldn t have him
here.            So the Mackinippers gave him a suit of clothes & $5 to go
to Cheboygan, and got rid of him!
  14.  Wednesday.   Waud came over in the morning, and off sketching.
In the store during the morning, reading &c   Ike Marvel.   History of
Pontiac, notable Ottawa chief.          All the afternoon rambling out, with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page one hundred and seven
Description:Describes the people who live on Mackinac Island.
Date:1853-09-13
Subject:Barth, William; Great Lakes (North America); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Mackinac Island (Mich.); Nature; Travel; Waud, Alfred; Williams, Major (Michigan)
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.