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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 202, February 4-9, 1856

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Identifier: DX03920606

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 202, February 4-9, 1856

Description: Mentions visiting the Ornithorhyncus Club with Frank Pounden.


his [William Levison’s] flaws, but is not so bad.

5. Tuesday. Battery walk with young Roslyn [Rawson] Gill, a boy, staying at this boarding house. He has lived in California and Central America, and looks forward to visit the latter again in the forthcoming month. His mother [Elizabeth Gouverneur] is a handsomish, coquettish Englishwoman, who has been twice wed, and is again a widow. She don’t board here. Divers calls, then back to writing, and thus till late at night. Wrote to [Joseph] Greatbatch

6. Wednesday. To the Post Office. Writing the rest of the time. A letter from home, — from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Rosa [Gunn], — Illish and despondent.

7. Thursday. Snow falling fast. Wrote letters to [William] Barth and Dillon [Mapother]. At 8 or so, to the Waverly house. With [James] Parton in his room, his wife [Fanny Fern] being en dishabille and invisible. At his request I read over the Mammoth Cave article, which he praised and rejected — as on a used-up subject.

8. Friday. Down town, to the Post-Office, and returned, to write. Letters to Barth, Dillon &c

9. Saturday. Writing. In the evening to the “Ornithorincus” taking with me one [Frank] Pounden, a short, shrewdish, opinionated, Irish born, German educated, young, down-town clerk, boarding here. It was nearly 10 when we arrived. The Arnolds [George and Jack], [George] Yewel, [Charles] Gaylor, and [Frank] Bellew, and some four or five others had assembled, but not [A.F.] Banks. He came in presently, and anon others. Sol Eytinge & [Jesse] Haney, [Fitz James] O’Brien

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-02-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
19th century


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