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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 21, November 10-15, 1851

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Identifier: DX01060534

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 21, November 10-15, 1851

Description: Mentions receiving a letter from George Bolton.


or so.

11. Tuesday. To Pearl Street. A letter from Mr [Henry] Hart hurrying. Traveler Office here and there & Pearl Street, Busy and anxious and ill, Wrote to Mr Hart. Night, to Brooklyn, called on [William] Roberts.

12. Wednesday. Traveler, Pearl Street &c Ill and anxious, poor, shabbily dressed & ice-cold weather. No time to think, much less put down incidents. Davis, [Alfred] Waud’s sailor shop-mate with me in the evening. And a letter from George Bolton came. He anticipates the spring will see him here again. I would. I were a [word crossed out] ploughman. My very soul aches.

[13. Thursday through 14. Friday] Each day at Pearl Street, working till 6. Joe [Greatbatch] and out of the Traveler Office during going to and from Millers. Working hard with Pen or pencil during the Evenings. Mr Johns called on one of them. He in business as an Architect in Williamsburgh, saith he has two churches to build or thereanent. Wrote life of [Lajos] Kossuth for paper, and did big portrait.

15. Saturday. At Pearl Street, nearly finished view, but not content with it and the time occupied, wrote off to Mr Hart at 2. There again in the afternoon. Talk with Miller’s son during the close of the day. Father and son free-thinkers; well read men, and agreeable [agreeable]. Learnt from the son that mine excellently shallow [word crossed out]

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-11-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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