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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 161, June 1-15, 1858

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Identifier: DX03542415

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 161, June 1-15, 1858

Description: Mentions that Frank Cahill left a drawing on wood of Alf Waud's on Broadway that he was supposed to bring to Gunn.


our left. And I have a particular admiration for the explosive patriotism of Young and Hobly-de-hoysih America, which always commences a full month before the 4th of July. There's an ass in this vicinity who has fired of a pistol at least ten times every evening, not to mention his day performances too, for the last fortnight. And I never hated street organs before.

11 & 12. Friday & Saturday. Getting better.

13. Sunday. Down stairs. In the afternoon took a walk to Broome St, calling on the Jewell's. Found them supping in the basement. A pretty spacious, emptyish house in a questionable neighborhood. Plenty of latticed doors in the vicinity and, on hot summer evenings, bare-armed promenade along the sidewalks. To [E.H.] Chapin's, and subsequently to the Edwards'. [Jesse] Haney there.

14. Monday. Out, to get physic only. Working, wearily and ill.

15. Tuesday. Having got a drawing on wood of Alf Waud’s from [Frank] Cahill which arrived last Thursday or Friday, and was confided to him by Haney that it might reach me an hour sooner — and which he, being probably on a drunken spree with my asinine namesake [Bob Gun], left somewhere in Broadway, only appearing with it this morning — I took it to [John] Bonner. About all the morning, and quite tired out. To the doctors and [George] Arnold's at night. Neither Cahill nor Gun appear at table at all now. The farmer is doing nothing and paying Mrs P. [Catharine Potter] nothing. You hear of both of them as entring taverns in a strobe of idotic drunkenness.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-06-10

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
19th century


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