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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 2, October 3-5, 1851

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Identifier: DX01051807

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 2, October 3-5, 1851

Description: Mentions a visit to Rebecca Kidder.


Found [John B.] Holmes door closed, he being at Flushing. Stood waiting for a dismal half hour at the Wall Street hotel, during a heavy rain-storm, pondering of want of money and other horrors. Back, matagrabolized to [168] Duane, and then scribbling far into the night, copy of “Ike Chivvles” being needed on the morrow.

4 Saturday. Finished Chapter 3; [William] Barth called. With him to the Traveller Office, then to that of the defunct “Leader.” Met the “General Compte de Bargaro” there, old Frenchman, mustached and vinuous faced, talked with Barth of Mexico campaigning. Met Tom Frank. Imbibition. To Beekman Street, saw Lock, to Holmes’, talk with him and Dunsier. To [Charles F.] Andersons. Got no money from either. Saw Barth to the South-Ferry. To Millers the lithographer about Mr [Henry] Hart’s business, returning got wet through Dinner, then Traveller Office, then to Courtlandt Street tailors. Got breeks. To Holmes, he hard-up, so that inplace of getting the $5 owing me, I lent him $1. Back, dismal. Evening [Thomas] Fogarty in my room with me.

5. Sunday. Walk on the Battery with Fogarty, then to [E.H.] Chapins Church. Afternoon reading Alexandre Dumas “Marguerite of Valois.” Detest the French school of fiction, in which adultery is a perfectly right and natural thing in the hero of a novel. Young Fogarty with me some time. Evening Barth & Joe [Greatbatch] called; the latter to Chapins with [William] Martin, I and Barth to Mrs [Rebecca] Kidders. There till 11, Pope, two others, [Arthur] Mason and Jane Gibson intermittent. Talk of materialism, of [Edwin] Forrest, of Womans Rights &c, &c. [word crossed out]

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-10-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Clothing and dress
Publishers and publishing
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)


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