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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 234, July 2-3, 1853

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Identifier: DX01293990

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 234, July 2-3, 1853

Description: Mentions seeing a parade of firemen.


2. Saturday. Up betimes, down town to breakfast & post-office, Picayune Office, Wells & Webbs &c. To room and drawing till 2. Mr [Henry] Hart & Dillon [Mapother] called. They leaving [Alfred] Waud came. Mrs Welden called. I to dinner at Erford’s, thence down town, to Picayune Office & [Thomas W.] Strongs. To Brooklyn. Thence back to New York, supped at Goslings, and to room. Storm again. Slept till 9 1/2, then to Erfords. Found Mr Hart, Dillon & Yatman. Out to see fireman’s procession & returned again. Waud & two fellows came. Parted at 12. Sick and queer all this week.

3. Sunday. To Jersey City by noon, dining with Mr Hart, Dillon &c, and tarrying the day. Dillon off in the afternoon, nor appeared any more that day. I and Mr Hart crossed to New York by 8 1/2, and leaving him at Erford’s, I went to [174] Mulberry Street for carpet-bag. A hot night, lightning glare behind the house tops, and streets explosive with anticipatory patriotism. Called at Beach Street, and learnt that “Mrs [Charlotte] Whytal & Mrs Kent had just gone to “Taylor’s” with a gentleman”; and that “Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder was in the country with a day or two.”

So I went to Erfords, (passing by Taylors on the way. There was a great mob of well dressed folk going in, and

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-07-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Fire fighters
Fourth of July


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