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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 197, June 28-July 3, 1857

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Identifier: DX03774147

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 197, June 28-July 3, 1857

Description: Describes going to see a play at Laura Keene's theater with Henry Hart and Dillon Mapother.


[Staten] Island — the Pagoda, dined there, then back to New York by 5 1/2. [Henry] Hart supped with me, then, together to hear [E.H.] Chapin preach. Tired out.

29. Monday. In doors. [Frank] Bellew came in the afternoon, wants me to draw for him. Dillon [Mapother] came in the evening. Together to Laura Keene's theatre where we found Hart, Kelly and another. Poor house, trashy pieces. Met "Doesticks" [Mortimer Thomson] and another Tribune man subsequently. All at "the Bank" after the play was over. Tom Johnson the actor and Baker, leader of the band, there; the latter having just had a baton presented to him by the musicians.

30. Tuesday. Miserable drizzly day. Down town to Canal St and Grocers Bank, then up town to 27th St. Drawing with Bellew till 2.



1. Wednesday. Hurrying about down town all the ceaselessly rainy day, partly in company with Hart and Dillon, with whom I dined in Wall Street

2. Thursday. The same, with the exception of my not having companions, Innumerable calls and continuous rain. Sat up doing chores in preparation for tomorrow's journey till 1, and slept for half an hour during the whole night or rather morning.

3. Friday. In waterproof [unclear word]-percha coat and thigh Boots, with carpet-bag, through the pouring rain, per om-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-06-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Theater
Clothing and dress


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