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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 158, February 21-22, 1857

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Identifier: DX03740346

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 158, February 21-22, 1857

Description: Regarding German sculptor Muller coming to take a cast of William Levison's face.


room adjoining the Levison’s sitting apartment, (in which were Mrs L [Mary Levison] and a female friend. She was perfectly calm and collected.) Muller is a good-humored, egotistic little German, who talked of his "Minstrel's Curse" group (from Uhland) reached at this country and talked about Kiss, the sculptor, Horace Vernet, Johannot &c as charlatans and mountebanks. Down town. To "European" & "Picayune" Offices, finding [Thomas] Paterson and Andre at the former and [Jesse] Haney at the latter. (It struck one sadly to see [William] Levison's desk unoccupied.) Haney in black and unwanted droppers in. To Post Office and the wood peckers in Spruce Street. All talking kindly of Levison.

Of course it is the topic at our house. Mrs L has hitherto been accompanied by a Miss M'Geary, a drawling inane faced girl. The mother and a younger sister came on from Philadelphia this afternoon. The latter you would call a good-looking girl if her mother didn't sit beside her and involuntarily suggest what she will be.

22. Sunday. A lovely spring day, the sky blue overhead, the sun shining and the air soft and sweet. A walk through Washington Square and up the Fifth Avenue, (meeting the church-goers) to [Frank] Bellews. There till 1 1/2, when he returned with me to [132] Bleecker Street, to the funeral. Both parlors were rapidly filling with people, the

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-02-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
19th century
Funeral rites and ceremonies


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