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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 15, August 10-12, 1852

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Identifier: DX01185038

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 15, August 10-12, 1852

Description: Describes having dinner with the Dunsier family.


10. Tuesday. Dunsier called, as he did yesterday. Lockington called. Did drawing, down town with it. To Reveille office, then to Excelsior, (meeting [Richard B.] Hutchings there;) to Lantern Office. Dined with [Thomas] Powell. To the Hamilton Avenue Ferry & crossing called at the new place of the Dunsiers. He having to go out as the afternoon wore on, I went up stairs and dozed for two hours or more, during which there was a plentiful rain & thunder storm. Down stairs, supped with them, talking with Dunsiers mother, an old Englishwoman, (widow of a Bermuda commisiarat) who talk pleasantly, and had had Tom Moore for a guest, once for some weeks. Return to New York, and to my room. Writing up the last page or twain, the rain outside.

11. Wednesday. Up early, down town to breakfast. [words crossed out] Called at Wells & Webb for blocks & at Lantern Office, (no body there.) Return, drawing on wood, hard till 1. Dined at Goslings. Lantern again, saw Powell & others. Return, called twice unsuccessfully at [Cornelius] Mathews, to room, drawing till 5. [William] Barth called. Two cases of cholera on the island, — (there’s six in New York also.) Walked to Castle Garden with Barth, saw him off, meditatively back. Writing a letter to my father [Samuel Gunn] apropos of Niagara, all the evening.

12. Thursday. To Lantern Office with block, Randall calling just as I quitted my room. Saw Mathews at his place. Back, at work on the Reveille cut. Dined at Reade Street shades, at 2. Finishing cut, to Randall & [Edwin A.] Weed with it. Return & at work on minor

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-08-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diseases
Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.)


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