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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 93, March 1-10, 1850

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Identifier: DX09291115

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 93, March 1-10, 1850

Description: Mentions his work, meeting an Anglo-West Indian named Bridgens, and his unsuccessful attempt to get money owed to him from Warren Butler.


1. Friday. “Mose [among the Britishers]” all day, from 8 till 10.

2. Saturday. Called at Moore’s and got MS returned. “Mose” till sunset. Evening, at 9 crossed to Jersey. Hughie [Muir] and [Bill] Collinson at the boot-store. (the latter about to emigrate Newark-wards.)

3. Sunday. Snow and hail out of doors. Writing letters home. To my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn]. (Writing to a person is a sort of being with them, mentally.)

[4. Monday through 9. Saturday] Indoors, at work on “Mose.” Indigestion and impatience at inability to work faster than’s possible with the ordinary number of hands. Made acquaintance with a certain young Anglo-West Indian, having a roving architecturalizing commision from an Office at Philadelphia. Much in my room — name Bridgens. Also old Mr. Kent the Bostonian. In my room reading “Burton.” Crossed over to Jersey and Collinson’s place of employ in the early part of the week—levening), and again on Saturday night. previous to which, in the sitting room, with Bridgens, Martin, Johns &c looking over a series of exquisite lithographs — French churches, and Cooper’s cattle drawings. / Money waxing low, and irritably anxious to complete “Mose” drawings therefore. Dunned [Warren] Butler for the owing $7 & didn’t get it

10. Sunday. Walk on the Battery with Bridgens in the afternoon, fine sunny, breezy day. Waves playing leapfrog, drenching incautious pedestrians. Glorious sunset, all lines visible. Walked to Chris-

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-03-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Payment
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
19th century


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