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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 18, November 3-6, 1851

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Identifier: DX01059153

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 18, November 3-6, 1851

Description: Mentions his work.


band play; standing on, grassy eminence where you could gaze every way through the chill dank morning. The islands [Governors Island] circumference. To New York with [William] Barth. Wall Street, Cedar, Traveler Office. Talk with Holbrook, imbibition; left Barth, to Millers, worked till dinner. Met English Engraver at door step, wanted a drawing made. Back to Pearl Street, work — dusk, Traveler Office, talk with Holbrook, back to supper, drew design for Engraver, did rebus for Hallock, drew more, wrote, and now, very weary in brain to bed. Very cold too.

[4. Tuesday through 5. Wednesday] Each day at Millers, and such interim as could be spared to and fro at the Traveler Office. Many hundreds of things to do. Engraver Hitchcock hath cleared out unto Boston, and Holbrook talketh of hiring Lockington, little English wood-pecker newly arrived. [Thoams W.] Strongs paper ending this week. Much talk about Yankee Doodle, title &c. Hawkins about. The Evening of Wednesday drawing on wood for Lockington. A practical canine play-bill design for Blanchard the actor. Not a moments pause or time for rest.

6 Thursday. Drawing at Millers still — Traveler Office. In the afternoon, to a certain place

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-11-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Drawing
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)


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