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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 138, July 7-9, 1850

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Identifier: DX09485965

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 138, July 7-9, 1850

Description: Comments on his decision to get his daguerreotype done.


bad blue-devilled me into temporary melancholy, to a great extent ere I entred [entered] the building. When the hymn was given out, a lady in the pew behind put a hymn book into my hand. She had a gentle face, and a sweet voice, (for I heard her singing) — and God bless her for that simple act of kindness to a Stranger, say I. / Walk up Broadway to Canal, and back, by Hudson.

8. Monday. Drawing, in company with Mr Johns in Mr [Henry] Hart’s room. At night out for a walk up Hudson Street with [Frank] Royal. A call on an acquaintance of his. Didn’t do much in the drawing way, to day, as Mr Bayne had presented Johns with all the back volumes of “Punch,” and I was forced to re-read the Physiology of the Medical Student for the sake of old times.

9. Tuesday. Call at the Atlas Office, at [Jonathan F.] Badeau’s, and at the “Life” Office, where I saw Mearson and Donellan. The Publication of the Porcupine delayed till October, [Hardin] Andrews still in New York. / To Warren Butlers, where I found, in company with him, a young engraver [Charles F.] Brown, whom I saw at work at W Roberts, on my first calling there, long time ago, when making my first rounds. He gave me the address of his boarding house, with commendations of the provant &c. To the Bowery, and a Daguerrotypists, taking the whim to get portrait taken. Waited some time, then to Holts [168 Duane St.] for dinner, then back with [Dillon] Mapother accompanying me. There all the afternoon, as divers others took precedence, being there before me. Two women among them, one rather pretty and vivacious, — boisterously so. Very quaint free and easy ways with her, sitting one knee thrown over t’other and revealing pretty boot and prettier leg. She was, for some time talking

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-07-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Daguerreotype
Publishers and publishing


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