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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 177, April 10-12, 1859

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Identifier: DX03344141

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 177, April 10-12, 1859

Description: Mentions meeting Henry Hitchings and learning that he is about to go on an expedition to the Rocky Mountains to take photographs for a government survey commanded by Colonel Frederick Lander.

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came the above confirmation.

Off for a Jersey ramble along the Hudson with [Jesse] Haney. A mighty pleasant time though a dull day. Built a fire among the rocks on the margin of the river. Dined at Weehawken at a German tavern, returning by steamboat by 5 or so in the afternoon. To [E.H.] Chapin's and to Edwards' in the evening.

11. Monday. Going down-town in the afternoon, a dull one, after rain, [Henry] Hitchings got out of an omnibus to join me, with the information that he is about to start on an expedition to the Rocky Mountains. He goes to take photographs, stereoscopes &c, in company with a troup of fifty, on a government survey, commanded by a Colonel [Frederick W.] Landor. Two artist friends are of the party. All sorts of wishes I were of it, too. About with him, I making call at the Omnibus Office. With him to get photographic materials, colors &c. Went to 12th Street in the evening, with Hitchings and Oliver Hillard out for ale in the 6th Avenue. Rainy night.

12. Tuesday. Down town (after Phonography as usual.) To Omnibus office, got paid, met [Thomas] Picton at John Pyne’s bookshop, with him to Rainbow for ale. He chaffering with [George] Roberts anent buying into Constellation, put him up to state of things. To Constellation Office. Rosenberg & Roberts. Didn’t get any money from latter. (He's let the front-part of the office — economy the order of the day. I don't think the paper

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-04-10

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Rocky Mountains
Artists
Newspapers

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