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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 216, June 10-12, 1853

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Identifier: DX01284854

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 216, June 10-12, 1853

Description: Mentions lending Rebecca Kidder $20.


the former [Alfred Waud], (recently purchased from [Alfred] Swinton) cruising about on the North River. Called for Dillon in Jersey City, and then rowing or sailing about till 9. Erford’s subsequently.

11. Saturday. Drawing, and down town &c. Evening While sitting at work in the morning comes Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder, and to borrow money till next month. Lent $20. Evening Gymnasium, and returning called in at Erford’s; and found Dillon, Waud, [Charles] Damoreau, Kelly & — Mr [Henry] Hart! He had arrived from Chicago, that day. Sate talking till 11 1/2 & I walked to Jersey Ferry with them.

12. Sunday. Mr Hart came at 11. Walked down town together, & to the Battery, thence I crossed with to Jersey & dined & stayed the rest of the day with him & Dillon. They live at a pleasant place. Hart & Dillon played chess awhile after dinner, I sat at open window smoking and gazing luxuriously from the tall house top out on New York, in all the glory of a summer’s sabbath afternoon. An Ocean steamer arrived. At 7 or so came Waud; he & Damoreau, the latters’ sister [Emma Brown] & brother [Albert or Alfred Brown] had been cruising about in the boat all day; & now came for Dillon. Hart and I crossed to New York by ferry boat, and attracted by the sight of a great fire in Brooklyn, walked to the Battery to see it. It was

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-06-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Finance
Boats and boating
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)


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