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Identifier: DX09329923

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 102, April 16-18, 1850

Description: Mentions asking the actor Frank Chanfrau for permission to dedicate Mose among the Britishers to him, visiting Bill Collinson and Hugh Muir in New Jersey, and a night out with Dillon Mapother and Henry Hart.

Transcription:

16. Tuesday. Work on “Porcupine” — finished it in the afternoon. Called at the “Life” Office, and at the “National” theatre, for the purpose of seeing [Frank] Chauprau. Crossed to Jersey in the evening, and at the boot-store found old [Bill] Collinson, who hath found occupation at Newark. Got boots, and then to Hauns [79 York St, Jersey City, NJ], and mounting sky-parlour found Hughie [Muir] lying in bed, Sandy sitting fumigating by. Half an hour in talk, then left. (This day changed room, to one in which Bryant has.)

17. Wednesday. Called at Hardin Andrew’s office, and left sketch with Mearson. Then to [Warren] Butlers. Then to the Sunday Dispatch Office — to the Atlas, — where the head-hitter, a “gross fat man” bade me call again on Monday. Walk around the East-river, and by the Battery Duane-wards. Evening out with [Henry] Hart and [Dillon] Mapother. I call at the “National” and see Chauprau — get his consent to dedicate “Mose [among the Britishers]” to him, — (he about to visit England or there-anent.) In the “Arbour” with Mapother and Hart. Fine billiard-tables; — saloon, men playing dominoes, picture of naked Bacchante lying in lazy languid, luxurious position. In the crack New York Bowling Alley, “ten-strikes” players &c. Looked in at Book Auction, then boarding-house wards.

18. Thursday. With Hart and Mapother for a days vagabondize — latter with gun. Rode from Chatham Street to Yorkville in crazy, creaking, jolting omnibus — driver a hunch-back. Saw the unfinished upper part of New York. Dusty roads, white frame

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-04-16

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Actors
Boardinghouses
19th century
Publishers and publishing
Diaries
Theater
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Leisure
Billiards
Dominoes
Bowling
Auctions
Books and reading
Firearms
Transportation
Buses

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