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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 33, June 28-July 1, 1859

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Identifier: DX02960880

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 33, June 28-July 1, 1859

Description: Mentions the failure of one of Charles Gayler's plays.



28. Tuesday. To the Mercantile Library, there looking through N.Y. Times volumes, for Century article. Did three drawings on wood in the afternoon. A little [phonography] in the evening. Round to Houston St, Mrs Duryee moved; to Bob Gun's. [Jack] Sears there, from the country, two other boarders. Gun packing up traps for moving. Day and night very sultry.

29. Wednesday. Read paper &c under the trees in Washington Square, returning to room found [Frank] Cahill. ([Charles] Gayler's recent play produced by the Florence a failure) Drawing on wood. Down town in the afternoon, to Century, Pic, Constellation, Nic-nax Offices &c Saw Frank Leslie. Met Kelly on my way down. Rode up town. Oppressively hot — painfully so.

30. Thursday. Drawings. Downtown in the afternoon, to 16th Street, then to Edwards' in the evening, wanting to see [Jesse] Haney whom I knew I should find there. Walking about for an hour subsequently, talking on the usual topic.


1. Friday. Down town and up again. Did scarcely anything all day, headachy, sick and miserable. To Edwards' in the evening. The same folks present as on last Friday evening, much the same doings, only, I think, not so much of a success. Ed. Wells did his fandango in grotesque ballet costume,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-06-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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