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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 122, June 2-7, 1850

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Identifier: DX09416453

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 122, June 2-7, 1850

Description: Mentions the various drawing projects he is doing.


soon as the B’hoys came up — (his nation profess the virtue of prudence to a supereminent degree.) Whereupon [Frank] Royal gravely commenteth on it thus “that wasn’t the way the Battle of Waterloo was won.” Evening. [E.H.] Chapin not preaching, I and Mr [Henry] Hart went to Dutch reformed worship, Fulton Street Church.

3. Monday. To Lossing and Barretts. To Harlands, Tudor Horton’s, [Jonathan F.] Badeaus. Afternoon to [Joseph and Jacob] Abbotts — Met [Thomas] Picton in returning.

4. Tuesday. To the Reverend Jacob and Joseph. Saw the latter and got $2 for the La Platiere picture. Stroll through Washington parade grand, and [168] Duane-wards along the North River; — broiling hot. Night; with Joe [Greatbatch] to the “National”. Two “Mose” pieces. Left at 1/2 past ten and Welch rarebit, pint of ale and “punch” at the Shades.

5. Wednesday. To the (S)Harper brothers, Cliff Street. To Nass and Cornish’s. Walk, Battery. A Mr [William G.] Jackman, Engraver calls in the afternoon. Evening a walk with [Dillon] Mapother, Hudson, Canal &c. Then, later out for a nocturnal Battery ramble with [Frank] Royal at about 10 1/2, oysters and ale at Florence’s; — ramble up Broadway, then Duane, bed and perspiration.

6. Thursday. Afternoon and morn drawing for Mr Johns on his Alms house designs, plan and Elevation. Then commenced sketch from Dante. Evening Scotch Ferguson talking of his map-peddling experience, and of Sidney, [William H.] Bridgens “Boss.”

7. Friday. Drawing from Dante. Out, and a few calls, at long-owing and never paying Warren Butlers — at the “Atlas”

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-06-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
19th century
Public architecture


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