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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 35, November 26-December 2, 1857

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Identifier: DX03430545

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 35, November 26-December 2, 1857

Description: Mentions that Major Piercy has hired a premise on the corner of Bleecker and Broadway in hopes to establish a restaurant and liquor saloon.


woman, a reporter for the Express, named Farrel, a young man who came with him and said little or nothing, Miss [Julia] Griffin and myself. Altogether a pleasant day. Returned at about 8 1/2, in company with Mr & Mrs Carpenter — Miss G. remaining on the Island. [Jesse] Haney and [Frank] Cahill over at [Mortimer] Thomsons and [James] Partons.

27. Friday. Drawing hard all day, from 9 to 10. A note from [Alfred] Swinton asking for $2 balance due for some cuts I sold of his. Sent it.

28. Saturday. To [Frank] Bellew's, and down town with him. I to Wurzbach's old room in Moffat's building, to get certain pictures of mine. To Pic and Nic-Naz offices. Major Piercy came up in the afternoon and would have me go out to see premises he has hired, corner and of Bleecker & Broadway — where he's going to establish a restaurant and liquor saloon! He came up again at night and there was some boxing in Haney's room.

29. Sunday. In doors till evening, then to [E.H.] Chapins.

30. Monday. Drawing. At night to 31st Street.



1. Tuesday. To Harper's with lots of drawings. Got paid $54.

2. Wednesday. At evening with Cahill and Haney to visit [Henry] Clapp, a newspaper man, living in this street. A sort of literary soiree. [Fitz James] O'Brien, Bellew, Piercy, [George] Arnold, Whelpley and [Ed. G.P.] Wilkins (of the Herald) were present, with a Mr Delanno — the only non-literary man present. Pipes,

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-11-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
19th century


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