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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 127, July 1-3, 1851

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Identifier: DX01030375

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 127, July 1-3, 1851

Description: Mentions visits to William Barth and Mrs. Kidder.


I saw him [Warren Butler], in company with one of his new partners twain. Thence, a long and perspiring, walk to Madison Street & Moreys the Schnieders. Trying on breeks & buying summer coat & the like. To [174] Mulberry Street, where I dined with Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch & family. Got two letters from Alf [Waud]. To Perry Street & Kentucky Hall. Heat of the weather having presented attendance of subscribers, pictures are not yet transmited into $. To [177] Canal Street. A letter for Alf, and as I judge by outside initials from his Allom confrere “Smawlpheelde.” Homer [Hall] and wife [Alzina Hall] still “[unclear words].” Again to Madison; & donned and paid for breeks. Met Morey & imbibed. Thence, calling at Chamber Street for carpet-bag, over to Brooklyn and Washington Street. Saw Mrs Peterson, left incumbrances, and after an hours waiting gazing at the river & sunset, got a boat and to Governors Island. There with [William] Barth, & part of the time Creesey all evening, and at late hour to bed. /

So Alf wroteth that he is in love. And if the girl be as he say, in God’s name let him love on.

2. Wednesday. Stayed till past noon, wrote letter to Alf &c, while Barth was taking lesson on guitar from a german, who sang “Es was un Kцnig in Thule” right gloriously. Crossed & found all arranged at 222 Washington Street. An hour or so, then to New York, with letters & papers to Post Office. Called in on J B Holmes, and sate awhile. Mac[Namara] came. Return to Brooklyn & supped. Then to New York again, to Holts [168 Duane St.]; saw [William] Martin &c. To [55] Franklin Street. Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder, a Mr Ward, & anon [Arthur] Mason & Jane Gibson. “Lotty” [Charlotte Kidder] goeth out “teaching” (dress making I apprehend,) and Miss [Margaret] Brown (of whom the Mr Ward enquired markedly) at the Opera. Sate till 11. Mrs K reading remarks Charley Brown dad penned in her journal with comment thereon, then took leave, and to Brooklyn. In tolerably spacious room, over 10 feet in height, & cleanly, looking on trees; converse with a Mr White, my room mate for a season, & then asleep.

3. Thursday. Writing letter to George Bolton during the morning. In the rear of the afternoon to New York, to [Thomas W.] Strong’s and [John N.] Genin’s, both out. Called at sat awhile at Chamber Street, a heavy rain storm falling.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-07-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)
Clothing and dress


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