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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 87, August 15-19, 1859

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Identifier: DX03076624

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 87, August 15-19, 1859

Description: Mentions having a drink at Pfaff's with Frank Bellew and others.


Office and elsewhere. G. Roberts is going to commence a monthly magazine, [Charles] Gayler editor. All stealings. Chores and [phonography] in the afternoon. [Frank] Bellew called after supper; with him, [Bob] Gun and [James] Morris out to Paff’s [Pfaff's] a Broadway lager place. [A.F.] Banks there but providentially less rampant than usual. He only stopped to bore us for ten minutes on leaving.

[Frank] Cahill heard of as prevalent about Crook and Duff's. Gun didn't rise till near 11, when I woke him.

16. Tuesday. Chores, [phonography]. In the afternoon to the Central Park, by 8th Avenue returning by the 6th. A day so lovelily calm, cool and bright that I felt a deep, tranquil delight in existence and — for five minutes — a perfect confidence that it would result in God's love shown in the perfect future felicity of his creatures. Oh me! How long?

"Through worlds we must travel not a few!"

Shall I meet Marian Pope there and Mary Bilton? One dead so many years ago: the other —— where, and what like, now?

[17. Wednesday through 19. Friday] Doing Pic drawings and chores generally. Restless, out of sorts and feverish with staying in town, yet on the whole congratulating myself that I didn't go to Grafton Centre. Down town occasionally as usual. [Frank] Bellew visited us of evenings, he being permanently in town, wife [Catherine Bellew] and child [Allie Bellew] at Tarrytown. Out with Morris on Thursday after-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-08-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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