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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 13, August 4-6, 1852

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Identifier: DX01184065

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 13, August 4-6, 1852

Description: Describes his return train journey to New York.


fifteen minutes paused. On again. Dozed a little, — on and on. The day waned apace, passengers went to sleep, woke up ill tampered, opened windows a finger’s breadth then let them down with a querulous smash as the rain drops in; mountain, hill side, valley and village seen through the driving water drops. On still. Supper, at the place where first I took a meal on the [New York and] Erie Railroad. (I think it is called [word crossed out] Otisville.) Arrived at Jersey at about 2 or 3 in the. . . .

5. Thursday. . . . .morning, across on the wet ferry boat, recovering carpet bag thereon, and through the unlit, sombre streets to 290 Broadway, upstairs, unlocked door, all just as I left it. So abed and slept till 10 or 11. Down stairs, looked into Swinton & Fay’s, down town, breakfasted, called at Reveille & Literary World Office, saw [Cornelius] Mathews, to Lantern Office, ([Thomas] Powell there, [John] Brougham playing in Philadelphia) to Post Office &c saw Randall and [Edwin A.] Weed; back to room, drew two big Reveille subjects &c. Evening at work or writing.

6. Friday. Doing minor Reveille cuts. Took them down town. Calls &c. To and fro all day, I recollect not the detail with any degree of distinctness. [Alfred] Waud upstairs with me awhile & Davis came, (having the remains of damaged offices, the result of a muss he’d been in with a certain Paddylander, on the question of nationality) To Mr [Joseph] Greatbatchs in the evening. Fred [Greatbatch] in the country still. Will Kidder climbed up stairs to see me this day, in the afternoon.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-08-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Railroad travel


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