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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 33, November 29-30, 1851

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Identifier: DX01066064

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 33, November 29-30, 1851

Description: Mentions attending a panorama of the Great Exposition and Crystal Palace.


came, down town together. Called at the Reveille Office, saw [Cornelius] Mathews. [words crossed out] To Traveler, where we found Holbrook and Hawkins at the entrance. (Latter still Editor, inasmuch as he getteth no money, and if I take office, must have at least $6 per week, or won’t do it. Soon as Holbrook hath it to pay, he’ll do it. / [William] Barth left. Waiting awhile in the Office, the printers rather mutinous about payment, poor Holbrook fearfully hard up, in truth. No money to pay them, none to take home to wife, and none to pay me. Walked up Broadway together, parting at [48] Franklin. In the Evening, having had admission circular sent to the Office by [P.T.] Barnum, went to Stoppain Hall, there to witness a panorama of the Great Exposition & Crystal Palace. Mr Cunningham accompanying me. It was worth seeing, albeit the oration was very self-soapey in the way of nationality. After to the Irving, imbibing, and looking on at billiard playing. where Hands found us. Talk &, parting at corner of Leonard with him, then to our place, and beds.

30. Sunday. Saw [Henry] Surtees at table, and the mother of “Raymond [Brush],” Mrs Brush. Both odious animals. Surtees has a hateful voice, indicative of polished vulgarity and ruffianism, unspeakably suggestive; — I don’t like to hear it, or look at him. And the woman says she’s glad her son’s dead; — he was a bad fellow &c She has come on to get more money

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-11-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England)
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