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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 124, June 9-15, 1850

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Identifier: DX09425128

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 124, June 9-15, 1850

Description: Mentions a sermon, his work, and seeing copies of Mose among the Britishers in store windows.


history for two hours or so. Return and reading [Percy Bysshe] Shelley — Rosalind and Helen. Evening with [Henry] Hart to hear [E.H.] Chapin. Sermon on the touching act of love and devotion performed by Mary Magdalen and Judas’ comment on it. Beauty and poetry of the saviour’s rebuke, anticippatory of the coming end — “against the day of my burial hath she done this.”

10. Monday. Drawing from Dante, and somewhat for Mr Hart. At night a solitary Broadway ramble. Her [Mary Bilton’s] birthday — God bless her.

11. Tuesday. Seeing my name among the post office list in the “Sun” went & obtained a letter from home — which had been lying there two weeks, in consequence of a slight error in direction. Algar Mitchell is dead — and his mother quite “resigned” to it. Drawing. Out to [Jonathan F.] Badeau’s. Writing till past 2 o’clock next morning, to my mother. When out on the morning with Mr Hart, accompanied him on a visit to a certain Steward aboard a vessel who volunteered conveying letters for me.

12. Wednesday. Drawing. Out to Atlas Office — to Badeau’s — to Wall and William Street speering after colored paper for Mr Johns. Evening Afternoon “the Doctor” called. Evening a Battery ramble with [William] Martin and Hart. On the top of Rabineau’s Bath. Joined by [Dillon] Mapother and Johns.

13. Thursday. Drawing from Dante. Calls in Nassau Street. Evening, writing to my mother, finishing by 2 in the morning.

14. Friday. Physicking and illness all day. In the condition of Sancho after the Don’s balsam. Being out in the afternoon, saw “Mose” in the shopwindows. Writing letter for the Chacombe folks.

15. Saturday. With Hart to Peck ship, and committed Chacombe

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-06-09

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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