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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 215, June 6-10, 1853

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Identifier: DX01284348

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 215, June 6-10, 1853

Description: Mentions seeing Mrs. Marchant act at Burton's Theater.

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says of the Duke, “I’ve been all day to avoid him — he is too disputatious for me. I think of as many things as he, but give God thanks and make no boast of them.”

7. Tuesday. Drawing. Visitors. [Alfred] Waud, Ben Haun, Dillon [Mapother] &c. Evening Gymnasium.

8. Wednesday. Drawing, and down town, hither and thither. [John] Whytal came at 6 1/2, and to Beach Street with him; thence with Lotty [Kidder] and her mother [Rebecca Kidder] to Burtons. That handsome, lady-like English woman Mrs Marchant, who with her husband lived at the Leonard Street boarding house, when I stayed there, played at Burton’s to-night.

I met her husband at Erfords at dinner-time; told me how they had been playing down south & at Philadelphia, with success. Burton’s was crowded, as wont. “Miss E Raymond (“as her theatrical name is,) did a Spanish donna, assuming male attire, in “She Would and She Would Not.” Farce followed. Took Lotty & her mother home, and then left, after brief space.

9. Thursday. Drawing. Folks calling. Down town. Evening Gymnasium. Waud there. Erford’s. [Charles] Damoreau back from a Boston visit, finding his Italian widow [Beatrice Prideaux].

10. Friday. Work &c A Brooklyn visit. Evening out with Waud & a German wood-pecker in the boat of

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1853-06-06

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Artists
Gymnasiums
Germans
Plays
Boats and boating
Actors
Diaries
Theater

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