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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 125, June 15-17, 1850

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Identifier: DX09429467

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 125, June 15-17, 1850

Description: Mentions receiving copies of his published book, Mose among the Britishers, a visit from Hugh Muir, and seeing the Irish steamer Viceroy.


letter to care of the Steward, previously having posted one for home at the post Office. To the Battery together, and from the top of Rabieneau’s bath witnessed the outsailing of the Yankee mail steamer “Atlantic,” bearing my letter to dear old England. Afternoon, to [Warren] Butler’s, to [Jonathan F.] Badeau’s, then over to Brooklyn. Half an hours writing and Stilwell came. Learnt that Badeau had been paid. Got his Brooklyn address from directory, (on the back of which was my Stilwell drawing,) and called there. Wife and pretty little girl. Met Badeau — promised payment. / Having received a pleasant note from Philadelphia [Abraham] Hart, called at Stinker and Townsend’s for copies of “Mose” lying there for me. Saw [William A.] Townsend. Evening went to the National to present copies to [Frank] Chanfrau, but he not in the way. Mr [Henry] Hart with me. A call on a to-kun-known Doctor in Chamber Street. / By a call, ascertained that Bobbett the Engraver is off on a visit to England. / A letter from M [Mary Bilton], this morning — not yesterday. Also Examiner’s from home.

16. Sunday. With [Frank] Royal to the Battery at early morn — a cigar and sangaree at Rabineau’s. Two hours or so, then to the little boat-church for sailors at the foot of Dey / After dinner Hughie Muir called; little change in Jersey folks. / Out together with Joe [Greatbatch], Mr Hart & [Dillon] Mapother, met and recognized one of the sailors aboard the Wenham. The Dutchman. / Went over the Viceroy, Irish Steamer, just arrived from Galway. Evening with Mr Hart to hear [E.H.] Chapin, but felt so sleepy that I was blinking like an owl all the time, spite of inclination.

17. Monday. Drawing and bug-destroying. Evening a Battery

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-06-15

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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