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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 179, April 4-7, 1853

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Identifier: DX09136693

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 179, April 4-7, 1853

Description: Mentions his refusal to draw a pro-slavery picture for Bunnell and Price.


4. Monday. At work on Stringer & Townsend’s picture. A dismally wet day. At nightfall comes [Charles] Damoreau, and we supped together at Erfords, then both to my room [290 Broadway], I to drawing, and he to reading aloud, bits from “Humphrey’s Clock.” Anon we got to tods, talking & pipes. Thus till midnight, when he left.

5. Tuesday. Down town, to Wells & Webbs, to engravers in Fulton Street, out with [Joseph H.] Brightly, Holcomb & [Alfred] Waud, imbibing. Then to room, Brightly walking with me. Down town, to Hannegan, thence, to Bunnell & Price’s. Ran there anent a refusal of mine to draw a pro-slavery picture. Evening to Gymnasium, calling at [174] Mulbery Street by the way. Waud there. Fellows all rehearsing for an approaching exhibition.

6. Wednesday. Drawing, Picayune work. Down town after dinner, with three blocks. To Hannegans & with him to Stringer & Townsend’s. Got $4. To Picayune Office. Price & Alcock there, to Lantern Office, where was [John] Brougham & Carroll, and to post Office. Return up town. A true April day, froward and changeable, now a ten minutes shower of rain, now bright sunlight & clear sky. Bunnell called. Evening at the Gymnasium. Waud & Brightly there.

7. Thursday. A letter from [William] Barth announcing his marriage. If the day on on which I recieve [receive] it be an augury

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-04-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading


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