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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 130, August 2-4, 1855

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Identifier: DX03937446

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 130, August 2-4, 1855

Description: Describes his first day back in New York after his journey across the Atlantic on the Washington.


after an hour or so, leave [William] Conworth in charge of traps, and start off to [177] Canal Street, there finding little Mrs [Elizabeth] Dobson ventilating herself at early morning and the area-gate. I make an irruption into a boarder's room, and learn Alf Waud's address, thence towards it, (looking in at old 290 Broadway, seeing Murtough the porter, and Wurzbach, who has [Alfred] Swinton’s room, — he or rather his two prentices being up in my old Cock-loft, which [A.F.] Banks has deserted,) to Fulton Street. The place is in, or beside the "Sun building" over Suttons, the printers, its entrance very like some Thames Street warehouse, with a yawning hatchway and indefended staircases. Here, up-stairs, in a lengthy, one-windowed room, I found Alf and his brother Will [Waud], Waud. (Alf and Sol Eytings have the room in conjunction.) I got a demi-glad-to-see-you welcome, borrowed Will Waud and to the steamer again, after we three had breakfasted together. Leaving him on guard, I got Conworth’s things passed, carman &c, and took 'em to the Albany boat office &c, thence to Wall Street, and to 290 Broadway. Saw Myers, took room under my old one, to ship again (meeting [Thomas] Powell, and afterwards Swinton,) by the way. Got things toted up, fixing up matters &c all the afternoon. Dined at Goslings, (meeting Creecy there.) To the Albany boat, there meeting [Henry] Stansfield, [Nelson] Newcombe, the Pinegers &c, and saw Conworth off fairly, for Canada. At our parting, he wanted "to give me something for my trouble," and commenced pulling at something green, a purse or bag — ! Sol Eyting and Will Waud up in the evening, looking over the books I have got for Swinton.

[3. Friday through 4. Saturday] Hither and thither. Have seen Banks, [Jesse] Haney, and [William] Levison. The former has a good berth in

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-08-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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