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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 171, March 20-23, 1853

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Identifier: DX09102553

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 171, March 20-23, 1853

Description: Describes a visit to Staten Island with Charles Damoreau.


all boarded up. Tree tops and herbage seen within. A fine unmolested place for snakes I’d fancy. A Telegraph station near on the heights, below us the commencement of another fort. [Charles] Brown & [Alfred] Swinton commenced stone throwing awhile. Returned & aboard ferry-boat by 6, meeting [Frank] Leslie there. / To New York, fed, then to my room [290 Broadway]. Reading together. [Michel de] Montaigne, [Robert] Browning & wife [Elizabeth Barrett Browning] & [William] Motherwell.

21. Monday. A June day misplaced. Drawing, with open windows, sunlight streaming in & balmy summer air. Down town by 3, thence after leaving drawings at Picayune Office, called at [Thomas W.] Strongs & got $18. To the South Ferry with some thought of proceeding to Fort Hamilton, there to call on Creecy, but only crossed to Brooklyn, made a call, & returned to go to Burtons, seeing the “Merry Wives of Windsor” indifferently well marred. Costumes good. Ben Haun the check taker there. Took him and another out at the close & had oyster supper.

22. Tuesday. Drawing; down town. Evening with [Alfred] Waud to Mignon’s Gymnasium, Crosby Street, which we purport joining. Fellows there doing Amusing Calisthenics. Leaving at 9 or so, I called at Mr [Joseph] Greatbatchs. Their little boy Will [Greatbatch] is sick & dangerously so.

23. Wednesday. Drawing. Down town, Picayune Office,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-03-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Payment
Books and reading


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