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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 245, May 24-27, 1859

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Identifier: DX03392556

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 245, May 24-27, 1859

Description: States that he thinks he will remain in the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street rather than move to Catharine Potter's new boarding house.


keep his [Frank Cahill's] oath! I find one advantage from my new surroundings, I have more time for steady work. Not yet being much acquainted with new boarders I am unable to waste odds and ends of and remnants of time which make a considerable aggregate in the long run. Shan't go to 16th St, at least I think not. The only room I could have is exceedingly small, has an odiously small window and would cost $1 a week more than I pay at present. Mrs B. [Susan Boley] is every whit as decent a person and a much better landlady.

25. Wednesday. [Phonography] and writing till 4, then down town. Met Rosenberg, cheery as usual. To Post, Pic and Nic-nax Offices, then uptown with pockets full of newspapers. A letter, left by [Jesse] Haney, to whose Office it had been addressed, awaiting me; from Hannah [Bennett] — a dear letter. [Phonography] in the evening.

26. Thursday. [Phonography], writing, and, on the arrival of the Pic. Block, drawing. Haney came to supper, then together to the Edwards'. [Edward W.] Serrell there. He is engaged on a project for a ship canal, but an hitherto unthought of route through the Isthmus of Darien.

27. Friday. Drawing, chores &c till 5 1/2 then turned out to post newspapers in Spring Street. More and more changes in Bleecker, a rush of taverns to the street corners, trees being felled. Looking on at men playing the axe, boys playing amid the severed boughs and branches in the bright sunny afternoon. To 16th St after supper. [William] Leslie superintending the putting up

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-05-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
19th century


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