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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 220, June 14-17, 1853

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Identifier: DX01286882

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 220, June 14-17, 1853

Description: Mentions a visit to the Crystal Palace with Henry Hart.


whither at 10 came Mr [Henry] Hart and a young Londoner [Yatman], newly arrived. Down town together.

15. Wednesday. Came [Charles] Welden, bidding me to a journey up the river, champagne dinner &c. But time not serving, could’nt accompany him. Dunsier called, Supple called & then Mr Hart. I worked on till 1, then dined at Erford’s with Hart, and together by the 6th Avenue cars to the Crystal Palace. Progressing. Return, and parted. I to Fulton Street with drawings &c. Called at Vesey Street & sat awhile with [Alfred] Waud. Evening to the Gymnasium together; he out parading with the Cadets, I exercising till 10, when coming from bath, Mr Hart, Dillon [Mapother] & the Londoner came. Erford’s.

16. Thursday. Drawing till 2. Down town. Brooklyn. Evening to Wood’s Minstrels. Met Dillon, Mr Hart & the Londoner at Erford’s subsequently.

17. Friday. Drawing. Mr Hart with me part of the day, & we dined together at Erford’s, a summer storm with thunder lightning and rain [word crossed out] raging with almost tropical fury chancing while we were there, and afterwards. Evening close hotly dank, and the alianthus trees giving out an oppressive perfume as I walked to Beach Street. Lotty [Kidder] opened the door to me, and we entred [entered] parlor and talked. Presently [Arthur] Mason called, complaining of rheumatism, talking of his now living in Brooklyn

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-06-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Crystal Palace (New York, N.Y.)
Armed Forces


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