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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 231, May 13-15, 1859

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Identifier: DX03381036

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 231, May 13-15, 1859

Description: Mentions seeing Walt Whitman on the street and receiving a letter from Edward Heylyn.


Down town with it after dinner &c. Saw Walt Whitman at [Matthew] Brady's entry, with another. Hardly knew the "Kosmos" who had partly shaven himself. His pale grey eyes looked more protuberant than usual. In the evening to Edwards, having appointed to take Miss Matty [Edwards] to see Church's picture "The Heart of the Andes." Mr [George] and Mrs [Sarah] Edwards accompanied us.

I met Wurzbach yesterday. He is working at Harpers'.

14. Saturday [Phonography] during the morning, but horribly drowsy over it. Down town by 5, to Pic Office; found [Frank] Bellew and Chapin (the Daily New's reporter) at Crook and Duffs and walked up-town with the former. He is living at Tarrytown. Round to Houston Street to get pay from Bob Gun's. Am hard-up, just now. A bit of a letter from [Edward] Heylyn, in which he states that he "has decided to adopt making fishing tackle for a business!"

15. Sunday. Reading and [phonography] all the sunny cool morning. [Jesse] Haney came after dinner, about to start for Philadelphia and presently Rawson Gill. Out, & with Haney to the Jersey City terminus, seeing him into the cars. To 16th Street, via 6th Avenue, supped at Mrs [Catharine] Potters with old acquaintances. Out with [William] Leslie, quitted him and to [E.H.] Chapin's. Walking uptownwards, when nearly opposite Edwards' was accosted by [Moses] Morse (who Married Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder) and whom I recollected. Strolled to Union Square with him.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-05-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Shorthand


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