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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 140, July 12-16, 1850

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Identifier: DX09494672

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 140, July 12-16, 1850

Description: Mentions hearing a sermon on the death of President Zachary Taylor.


ploy myself forthwith all the evening, till late. Told [Charles F.] Brown to tell his landlady [Elizabeth Dobson] that I should, with bag and baggage be there [177 Canal St.] on Thursday morn, next.

13. Saturday. Hard at work till 7 in the evening, when I finished “Don Quixote.” Bit of a walk with Mr [Henry] Hart, calling on Doctor Laurie.

14. Sunday. To Church with Mr Hart, — sort of funeral sermon on the death of General Taylor, but treated in a very common-place manner. (I should like to have heard [E.H.] Chapin on it.) After dinner, with Mr Hart, [Dillon] Mapother, Laurie and others for a sail, in a boat partly owned by Laurie. Up the river and coasting Hoboken. Landed for a bathe, but didn’t. Picking up oysters &c. Return, wind blowing fresh, mast snapped, and we, landing at the upper part of the city returned to [168] Duane St on foot.

15. Monday. Took the drawing to [Warren] Butlers. To [Jonathan F.] Badeaus. Then over to Brooklyn, visiting and sketching the remains of the recent fire, broiling sun above, and hot pitch below, little jets of flame issuing from a volcano of brick-work, and clouds of smoke. Back, and at Butlers again. Sherry-cobler at Sherwoods and [word crossed out] to dinner. Call again at Butlers and Badeaus in the afternoon. Then in at Laurie’s doctors shop, during a sudden shower. In doors during the evening.

16. Tuesday. Making caricature. Out in company with Mr Hart. Call at Butlers, at the Atlas Office, and scoundrel Badeau’s. Then to the Barge House, nigh to the Battery, and there till dinner time.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-07-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Boats and boating
Moving, Household
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)


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