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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 5, June 1-3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02667709

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 5, June 1-3, 1860

Description: Describes visiting George Boweryem's friends in Fort Lee.



June, 1860.

1. Friday. Writing “Momus” work all the morning; down town in the afternoon to office, P. O. &c. Writing till 9 in the evening, then to 745 [Broadway]; [Jesse] Haney, the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] and Jack [Edwards] there.

2. Saturday. Writing. Down-town by 4 P.M. to “Momus” Office, meeting [A.F.] Banks there, came on the same errand as myself. Got but $6 of my $9. At Crook and Duff’s, [Frank] Cahill came out from drinking with [Fitz James] O’Brien and young fool [Frederick] Wood — I saw them sitting on stools and listening with flushed foolish faces to the Irishman — and paid me the $3 due for “Nic-nax” work. Looked into “Courier” Office, then up-town. Some writing in the evening.

3. Sunday. With [George] Boweryem to Fort Lee, by steamboat, starting about 10. A lovely summer day; sunlight and blue sky. There ascending the heights, visited some of Boweyem’s acquaintances, a family, with two very blonde-haired girls, living close by [Thomas] Dunn English’s place, which is a wooden-building comprising a tall four or five-story tower and adjacent tenements, besides a pond or lake. A mile walk, to Coittown or ville, to other friends of Boweryem, at whose house we dined. Homely Staffordshire people, the wife a resolute-faced woman,

coverage:Coitville, New Jersey
coverage:New York, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-06-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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