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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 231, September 23-27, 1857

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Identifier: DX03803739

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 231, September 23-27, 1857

Description: Mentions a visit to Hoboken with Jesse Haney, and going to German places of entertainment in the Bowery with Fitz James O'Brien.


has been refilled. “I want some milk!” Biddy rushes round to his [Frank Cahill’s] side of the table, serves the pitcher vengefully, and deluges his coffee with milk!!

24. Thursday. Down town, Pic, [Frank] Leslie’s, Nic-nax and Post Offices. Writing, letter to [Alfred] Waud and story.

25. Friday. Drawing till 5, then down town, to Frank Leslie’s, the Pic Office &c. Met [Thomas] Picton, rather drunk, and he took me to a publishers and gave me a copy of a new Anti-Catholic novel of his, not yet published. To [Frank] Pounden’s and to Brooklyn with him, staying all night.

26. Saturday. Back to New York, and down town all the morning. Drawing in the afternoon and evening.

27. Sunday. With [Jesse] Haney to Hoboken; a morning among the rocks and trees, returning by 2 to dinner. In the evening Cahill joining us — he having been at Sol [Eytinge]’s overnight — rambled into Washington Square, where, meeting [Fitz James] O’Brien, we at his suggestion went to two of the German places of entertainment in the Bowery. The first was in the rear of a lager beer shop, — an open space, with earthern floor, and canvas roof, benches a band of music elevated on a sort of gallery platform, and throngs of persons of both sexes sitting on benches drinking lager and weiss beer below. There were two or three stalls around, for the sale of cheap edibles — which boys also peddled among the company — a target to fire at, or rather two, one more pretentious in appearance than the other. There was also an at-

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-09-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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