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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 20, June 1-30, 1856

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Identifier: DX03632181

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 20, June 1-30, 1856

Description: Mentions letters received from friends and visiting Alfred Swinton and Frank Pounden at their homes.

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Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch has been here, on his way to Illinois, there to purchase a farm. I went to the City Hall with him, there to take up his naturalisation papers. I have promised him a visit to Philadelphia. I have letters from home, Hannah [Bennett], [William] Boutcher and George Clarke. [George] Yewell is at Washington, and projects a voyage to France, in company with [Edward] Howland. [George] Arnold boards in Greene Street, is hardish up, and does what he can with pen and pencil. I have some conjunctive projects with him. W W [William Waud] and Sol Eyting have taken a room in Nassau Street, where they work diurnally. Sol and I are on speaking terms again. Visited [Alfred] Swinton at Staten Island one Sunday in company with [A.F.] Banks. He has a neat little house not far from the Vander bilt ferry, two children and a little wife. Shepherd is at New Rochelle, and sent me a bit of a letter. I have been working miscellaneously. Selling a few drawings to [Thomas W.] Strong (at mean prices); others to [William] Levison and [Jesse] Haney, for “Nic nax,” getting out a political caricature on stone &c, and some writing. Haney has abandoned his attempt at Robinson Crusoe-ing and now occupies the room opposite to mine. He is never at home, save during meal hours, and looks unhealthy and townish. I have visited [Frank] Pounden thrice, at his Brooklyn home, an out o’ the way place, up by Flat-bush

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-06-30

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Farms
Naturalization
Travel
Artists
Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries

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