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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 143, July 21-23, 1850

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Identifier: DX09507740

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 143, July 21-23, 1850

Description: Mentions his work, lending Mr. Johns money, and a funeral procession for President Zachary Taylor.


there. A dock side walk with him [Joe Greatbatch], his father [Joseph Greatbatch] and the boys [Fred and Edward Greatbatch].

22. Monday. Drawing “boss” Caricature all the morning and afternoon. After supper went to [168] Duane Street, (meeting Engraver [Alexander Hay] Ritchie, formerly in the employ of [Benjamin F.] Childs’, by the way.) In company with Johns and [Dillon] Mapother for an hour or so, Mr [Henry] Hart and [Joseph] Richardson going out. Back to [177] Canal, and found letter’s from my Mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn], the which Joe had left. More indirect news of [William] Barth’s campaigning.

23. Tuesday. To the Atlas Office with sketch. Southardworth not there, saw Ropes. To 64 John , and Richhie’s [Alexander Hay Ritchie], and with him to [D.] Appletons, (hearing that work was in hand determined to pocket dignity for the nonce.) But the resolve was uncalled for, as they had found a draughtsman. To the “Picayune” Office and to [Thomas W.] Strongs. Then passing down Ann Street met Mattice, one of the proprietors of the “Life in New York”, the Office whereof they were remaining. Turned in there with him, talk of writing for payment for his paper. Called in on Boyd, Engraver and Artist(!), talk with him. Then returning (,in Fulton met Scotch [William] Hunter.) Dinner, and half an hour subsequently Mr Johns calleth. He hath had a great row with the Sniffling Termagant [Mary Holt], been vilified as a swindler, and hath quitted. Expecteth money from England (tomorrow — as he hath expected it for some five weeks of tomorrows — to my knowledge.) Designeth going into his clerical friend at Flushing, lacking only the money wherewith to do it. Lent him a quarter for that purpose, and no more. Out to see the procession in Honor of [Zachary] Taylor’s death — stores closed, house parts decorated with crape &c, dense through, and Broadway full of Militia companys. Met [Hardin] Andrews — (in a place: — the

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-07-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Finance
19th century
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Publishers and publishing


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