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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 174, July 20, 1852

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Identifier: DX01157948

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 174, July 20, 1852

Description: Mentions New York's observance of Henry Clay's death.


home & to Mrs Barth. Breakfast, called at Lantern Office, seeing [John] Watson and getting proof of “Saint Napoleon” from him, called at [Cornelius] Mathews about Reveille subject, then return to room & drawing on wood. Dined at Courtlandt St. Goslings at 1/2 past 1; called again at the Lantern Office & at that of the Whig Review, both unsuccessfully, then towards my room again. All the Park thronged, Broadway also with militia troops & spectators. Stores buildings hotels & City hall festooned with crape & white &c, being the day set apart for the celebration of the death of Henry Clay. No business doing, & a dense crowd everywhere. Looking in at [Alfred] Swinton’s found two ladies there; his mother and sister. So sat down, & there stayed two or three good hours. [Augustus] Fay, [Alfred] Waud and Swinton’s brother coming in anon. Waud with a gigantic water melon which being sliced up we ate — in part. Sherry & brandy

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Funeral rites and ceremonies


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