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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 44, September 18-19, 1852

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Identifier: DX01199190

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 44, September 18-19, 1852

Description: Describes a sketching expedition to Hoboken with Alfred Waud and Augustus Fay.


[Richard B.] Hutchings the block for the Picayune. (This drawing I had done for the Lantern, but fetched it away, seeing that the money was not forthcoming.) Breakfasted at Goslings — More calls, till 4 in the afternoon. Then to Lantern Office. Talk with [John] Brougham, [John] Watson &c, former left. Another row with [Thomas] Powell. No money. Calling in at the Daily Times Office I met [Charles] Weldon, and to my great pleasure found him to be the Author of certain letters published in the paper under the nomm de plume of the “City Hall Bellringer,” — [word crossed out] clever things they are too. Drank with him. To Halleck Building. In at Swinton & Fay’s. [William] Roberts there. Evening, in my room some time, then out to sup at the Shades. Turning out at 9 o’clock stood on the Broadway sidewalk a good half hour, looking on the passers by. [words crossed out] A thoughtful, [words crossed out] exercise [word crossed out] this.

19. Sunday. Doing chores &cs till [Alfred] Waud came, with word that he & [Augustus] Fay were off for a sketching excursion. Out with them, leaving them & returning to breakfast, they off for Hoboken. Followed, with [Cornelius] Mathews “Moneypenny” & pipe. Found them by the Pavilion, Elysian Fields tavern, both standing sketching a certain sleeping toper, who lay under an old boat, amid the trees. Rambled on with them & thus

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-09-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Publishers and publishing


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