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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 126, June 17-22, 1850

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Identifier: DX09433807

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 126, June 17-22, 1850

Description: Mentions that Mr. Kent has left the boarding house.

Transcription:

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18. Tuesday. Dante drawing. Evening with Mr [Henry] Hart and [Dillon] Mapother to the “Vanguard” there to see Steward “Jerry.” Then to Battery. Horrible indigestion. (Called at National each evening to see [Frank] Chanfrau ).

19. Wednesday. Finished the Dante drawing. Left note at [Jonathan F.] Badeau’s, and at Bar-room for Chanfrau; — brief, broiling walk. Evening after going, and in vain, to the National, with Mr Hart and Mapother to the Battery. [Frank] Royal joined us — top of Rabineaus; — brandy punch and cigar. At the “Partridge” subsequently.

20. Thursday. Left two copies of “Mose” for Chanfrau at Reillys. Drawing. Old Mr Kent, my first acquaintance, when here arriving, leaves, and is, of course, cheated by the fat, sniffling she-bully boarding-house mistress [Mary Holt].

21. Friday. To Badeau’s, where after waiting at the hotel some twenty minutes he came. Dunned him doggedly and determinately. To the Era Office. [Thomas] Picton and his confrere. Editorial ballyragging and blackguardizing one another. To Wall Street, then returned. Bathe and doze en afternoon. Evening Battery and Rabineau’s with Mr Hart. Cigars and contemplation. / Rich sentence altered by Picton in our morning’s talk. The topic was Nationality. “Yes” quoth he “there, its always a safe thing to wrap the Star-spangled Banner round you, lie down on your a_e ; and yell!”

22. Saturday. Determined on a trip to Boston, so took a morning’s walk along the North River with Mr Hart. Witnessed the

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-06-17

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Publishers and publishing
Boardinghouses
19th century
Women

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