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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 215, December 7-10, 1853

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Identifier: DX04130516

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 215, December 7-10, 1853

Description: Mentions writing a letter to his friend, William Boutcher, who will be traveling in the Middle East.


fessedly fine overtures are but harmonious discord to me. I love simple tunes. / [Frank] Hillard and I went to Shelleys for some oysters afterwards, and parted at 11 1/2.

8. Thursday. Indoors all day, drawing and matagrabolized. Evening came [Charles] Damoreau, and [Frank] Hillard, just as I had sat down to [Thomas] Carlyle. The former leaving, I presently went out with Hillard, ale at the Shades, and talk, I walking up Broadway with him subsequently, parting nigh midnight.

9. Friday. Down town, Goslings, Post Office, Wells & Webb, and call at Bunnell’s room in Ann Street. He’s now in the news agency business for California, has little to do save two days in a month, and just rubs on. Talk of the fire &c. Carroll came in. Left, met [Thomas] Bonar, and [Thomas] Picton. Picton’s progressing downwards with considerable proclivity, I think, looks disreputable and sottish. The man has abilities, and education, and a certain alertness of brain, all to be muddied by Native Americanism and alcohol. Back to room and drawing. Hillard came at 5, and [Edwin] Weed, with Picayune cuts. Send him to Office with ‘em. Had set to reading, when [Alfred] Waud & Yatman came. The latter has queer excitable ways with him, shouts out a question as to a book, or object in the room with as much precipitation and vociferation, as though the house were on fire. Withal he is inquisitive, dandaical, geologically-read, and good-humored. / They having gave, read awhile, and commenced letter to [William] Boutcher. I marvel where he’ll read it.

10. Saturday. Drawing busily till 1, then dined at Erford’s, [James P.] Neagle, and actor there. Down town, at Picayune Office, Wells and Webb &c. Back with a pile of blocks and little clock, the

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-12-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Books and reading


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