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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 233, September 27-30, 1857

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Identifier: DX03805484

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 233, September 27-30, 1857

Description: Describes going to several German places of entertainment in the Bowery.


a wax policeman and spoke of a fall “Dr Catlin” had experienced which smashed his nose in. The next show had merit. It consisted of some dozen photographic views of European and American capitals and scenery, arranged stereoscopically. The solidity of the effect was truly marvellous. Divided from these by a curtain were half a dozen photographs of women, some nude and of a coarsely indecent character — evidently from life. (This was an additional ten cents worth.) As works of art these were greatly inferior to the others. Leaving, we all went to Shelley’s up-town, had a good supper and talked till 1, only separating with [Fitz James] O’Brien at half an hour later, having st sat talking on the door step of our boarding house.

28. Monday. A Letter from Alf. Waud. “Mrs W” [Mary Waud] is sick of a bilious fever and keeps her bed. He wants her mother [Celina Jewell] informed of it. Down ton and back by noon. Drawing. Wrote to George Bolton. Out with [William] Leslie till near 1. Supped at Florence’s.

29. Tuesday. Drawing. Down town by 5 P. M. and met “Doesticks” [Mortimer Thomson] at the Tribune Office, returned up-town with him, calling at his publishers (where he gave me a copy of his “Nothing to Say”) at Wallacks, Wild’s and down town again. He told me he’s going to be married.

Back thinking of Hannah [Bennett], and drew till midnight.

30. Wednesday. I little thought, last night, what the last page of this book would chronicle.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-09-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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