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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 19, August 18-21, 1852

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Identifier: DX01186985

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 19, August 18-21, 1852

Description: Describes attending a play and a ballet with William Barth.


18. Wednesday. Finished Reveille subjects. To Lockingtons, to Dickinsons, (in whose room [Edwin A.] Weed & Randall hold part;) left cuts, to Post Office & Lantern Office. Dined. Return in the afternoon. Boy came with subject for Lockington. Evening supped at Sweeney’s and then called on [Frank] Royal. There till 10.

19. Thursday. Did drawing for Lockington & two Lantern subjects, on wood. Down town by 1, dined at French’s & to Lantern Office. [John] Brougham returned. After waiting some hour & a half saw [Thomas] Powell & got $6 paid on account. Walk up Chatham Street & to room. Evening after supping, a ramble on the Battery.

20. Friday. Drawing on wood, subject proposed to take it to the Harpers. Evening, [William] Barth called. He, in the ensuing fort-night to start for Fort Mackinaw, on one of the northern lakes, there to tarry till his time of service be expired. [words crossed out]. Out with him, supped at the Saint Charles & then to Niblo’s. A farce and then ballet dancing, in which a certain Mlle Pougaud was the star. “La Manola,” an exuberantly coquettish, triumphant, defiant exquisite Spanish dance was wonderfully done. Certain other pirouettes & entrechats were there also the reverse of decent & buxom Mlle was very much under dressed even for the standard impudence of ballet costume. Met [Cornelius] Mathews & Burkhardt there. Left at conclusion, to my room & a talk, then Barth left.

21. Saturday. All day long worrying about, during a dull

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-08-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Ballet
Clothing and dress
Great Lakes (North America)
Armed Forces
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Fort Mackinac (Mackinac Island, Mich.)


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