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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 64, September 12-15, 1856

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Identifier: DX03674914

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 64, September 12-15, 1856

Description: Mentions a visit to the Poundens and Partons in Brooklyn and a walk with Frank Bellew.


Office, Post Office, Picayune &c. Rode up town with [William] Levison. Drawing in afternoon. [Frank] Bellew returning from cricket match at Hoboken (with [Jesse] Haney), appeared at supper. Out with him, Levison, and Sol [Eytinge] to Honey's tavern; there till 10. Ale and welsh rarebits, Levison talking of his paper. With Sol looking on at a [Millard] Fillmore procession subsequently.

13. Saturday. Down town for wood blocks &c. Letter from Alf Waud. Drawing. To Mercantile Library and Astor. Evening with [John A.] Wood and young Clarence Eyting at Honeys. It would seem that [A.F.] Banks is going to bad rather rapidly. Wood says he gets drunk five nights out o' six and loafs at his office.

14. Sunday. To [Frank] Pounden's at Brooklyn, where I dined with him, his wife and a girl, sister of the latters. Stayed till sunset, and then down the treey avenue and through the evening glory to [James] Parton's. Only the family (including Miss [Louisa] Jacobs) at home. Parton has left the Life Illustrated, and purports to devote himself to his projected "Life of Burr" forthwith. Stayed till 10 or so.

15. Monday. Down town calls. Masons, Sunday Courier Office (for $2 payment for yesterday’s article) Picayune &c. With Bellew awhile, walking to Wall Street and talking over mutual misapprehensions of character in the old "Lantern" time. He appears to have detested me with equal cordiality, then. 'Tis said [Fitz James] O’Brien has

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-09-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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