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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 21, August 25-26, 1852

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Identifier: DX01187959

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 21, August 25-26, 1852

Description: Mentions that Davis refused to convey Gunn's laundry for his wife to clean any longer.


the streets outside, which lulling awhile we [Gunn and William Barth] issued forth & dined together at French’s. Thence to Nassau Street, when the rain commencing again, we ran up to Broadway, descended into Van Name’s & after imbibition remained matagrabolized, dumpish, damp, dismal, doleful & splenetic for half an hour or more, then parting each on his several ways. Back to my den, which save for purchasing bread & milk I quitted not any more that day or night. All New York under atmospheric Hydropathy to a dismal extent. Reveille minor cuts. Charles Lamb reading. Bed & bug-destroying at an hour past midnight. Very dreary.

26. Thursday. Finished Reveille cuts. Down town with them, dined comfortably at Senior Goslings, called at the Lantern Office, only [Thomas] Powell’s son & heir within. To tailors, got breeks I ordered last week. To Lockingtons, to [Cornelius] Mathews with divers ancient woodcuts Lockington ‘propoged’ to sell. To Reveille office. All the time, the day was closely, perspiringly, clammily hot. Return to room. [words crossed out] Went to [Frank] Royals at 6, gave him oil painting, supped with ‘em, stayed two hours, then back to room. Conveyed foul linen to mine ancient laundress, inasmuch that Davis hath revolted from conveying them to & fro to his wife, seeing that it beseemeth not manly dignity. To Webers the bootmaker, left boots for reparation & bought a pair of dandy

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-08-25

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Working class women
Books and reading
Clothing and dress


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