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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 149, August 1-4, 1851

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Identifier: DX01034916

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 149, August 1-4, 1851

Description: Mentions plotting revenge against Mrs. Paterson with Dunsiere and Fagan.



1. Friday. Met Mr [Henry] Hart & Dillon [Mapother] in Nassau St, on going to [John B.] Holmes’ in the afternoon. Evening to [168] Duane Street, and subsequently with both to the tavern in Reade Street. They just returned from Middletown, Jersey.

2. Saturday. At Holmes’s still. Called in on [Charles F.] Anderson. Evening to the little Dock, Brooklyn, Mr H & Dillon bearing me company. Despatched indignant supplication the third for clean shirts to the [Governor’s] Island, then returned, loitering an hour or so on the “heights”, gazing at New York by moonlight & speculating how soon the air will be rendered navigable. Not over well & worried at no letters from home.

3 Sunday. Called at [174] Mulberry Street & with Joe [Greatbatch] to Duane, where being joined by Mr Hart to [E.H.] Chapin’s Church, which finding closed we went to the Battery. On Rabineau’s bath, luxuriating. A french War steamer lay off there, yclept the Mogader and picturesquely attired sailors came and went to and from there. / [William] Barth came over to Leonard Street in the afternoon, and at 5 or so we sallied out, (he having brought linen) To the Battery, & Rabineau’s, then Barclay Street where we supped, then Duane, (Mr Hart out,) then to the Battery again where we sate talking till within an hour of midnight, when we parted, he to his Island home, I back to my place.

4. Monday. Learning from a note from Alf Waud that a letter he had sent last week was still at Brooklyn, after Office work was done, went over there and & the Post Office got it. It had arrived at [222] Washington Street on the day of my departure & the old cat [Mrs. Paterson] (who had obligingly promised to hand all letters to Holmes’) had rejected it. Called on Fagan and with him to the Dunsiere’s (with whom he boards now.) Supped there hearing edyfying things of the slanderous talk at Washington Street. So I suggested “humors of revenge”, which being entered heartily into, I wrote an advertisment that “Mrs Pattyson, corner of Tullery & Washington was

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-08-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
19th century
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)
Practical jokes


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