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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 47, August 8, 1853

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Identifier: DX04073463

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 47, August 8, 1853

Description: Regarding visits from Charles Welden, who spoke about Charles Baily Seymour and Fitz James O'Brien, and John Whytal.

[New York] Times Office again for Erie Railroad passes &c. Got ‘em. At [Richard B.] Hutchings “Time Piece.” Harrington and Luckey. At [John N.] Genins. Finally at about 4 to my Office, laden with things, some 8 or more huge boxwood blocks among ‘em. Looked in at [Alfred] Swinton’s room. [Alfred] Waud there, & [Solomon] Eyting. Said that [Charles] Welden had been twice or thrice, calling for me, in a bibulous condition. Up stairs, and drawing sans pause. Did one big Three Four Column drawing, one two column, making 6 of the latter, and two of the former done in advance. While at it Welden came, talked awhile. How [Charles Bailey] Seymour was detested in the Office, how [Fitz James] O’Brien had knocked out teeth twain from an harmless individual’s mouth for permitting the expression to escape “that he was no gentleman!” Presently Weldon left, with [Michel de] Montaigne. Waud came up. And about 7 Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch with letters from home. From my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], Naomi [Gunn], and George Bolton. One item in the former makes me old. Samuel [Gunn], my youngest brother is about, — has done it, by this time,) getting married. Mr Greatbatch left and I finished my drawings. To Erfords for a moment, then to Beach Street, moved thereto by the anticipation of getting the other $10 of my $20 repaid me. Lotty [Kidder] was in, alone, or nearly so, for there was a sleepy boarder recumbent of on the sofa in the adjoining room. But before I put down this evening I must recapitulate a little. This morning, breakfasting at Sweeneys, I met [John] Whytal & Perkins. They walked with me into Broadway, and Whytal came up stairs with me. I told him, condensing and partly softening it, the account I’d heard at Beach Street about the seperation. Not a jot else. But it set him talking, rambling retrospectively at a great rate, and with unlooked for results. First he told, how a Saturday evening

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-08-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
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