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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 139, August 24-28, 1855

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Identifier: DX03876464

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 139, August 24-28, 1855

Description: Describes his first visit to the Edwards family's home.


to bathe at Stroebers. Returning to New York by 6 1/2 met [Charles] Damoreau, (who had been to see his sister [Emma Brown] off by the Albany boat for Buffalo.) [Jesse] Haney & [William] Levison departing up-townwards, we fed together, then I to my room. [A.F.] Banks up awhile. Read through [Alfred] Tennyson’s new book "Maud." I am lonely just now, and feel little sympathy or interest with the few I kow.

25. Saturday. In the afternoon with Haney, whom I called for at the Picayune Office, to the Fulton Street room. The younger [William] Waud, Sol Eyting and [George] Arnold there, and anon Damoreau. Waud depreciating Tennyson and poetry. With Haney at evening, to a relative of [James] Parton's, (I believe, his Aunt [Sarah Edwards].)'s residence. A party of pretty children playing vant-un, and ladies present. Parton came, and we'd a conversational evening, followed by a Washington Square & Broadway walk; I getting to my room by 12 1/2.

26. Sunday. Banks up by 12, and objectionable. Dined in company with O'Mana. To visit [Charles] Welden, whom I found worse, apprehending inflammation taking place. To Dob's [177 Canal St.] with intent to propose a ramble to Damoreau, but finding the smaller Waud with him, dropped them in Bleeker Street, and called on Haney. In his or Levison's room's, then an attempt at crossing to Hoboken, which the rain storm checked. To the house again, and there till 7. then to my room. Banks up again.

27. Monday. Down town twice. A note from [Joseph] Greatbatch. Answered it. Drawing. Read [William] North's insanely egotistic book "The Slave of the Lamp." Writing.

28. Tuesday. Drawing. Yatman up, appearing in his

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-08-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading


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