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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 61, October 17-18, 1860

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Identifier: DX01325192

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 61, October 17-18, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Harry Jennings at Peck Slip.



I found him [Harry Jennings] in the latter, feeding his animals, some of which were the illest-looking canine brutes conceivable, with marks of conflicts, late and recent on their physiognomies. Jennings showed me all his establishment, introduced me to sundry dogs and rats and extemporized a fight between a raccoon and a terrier for my edification. Down stairs I saw the rat-pit, dog-stables, dogs and doggy men, passing an extraordinary morning which I must do up in detail. Left at 1. After dinner, down-town to [New York World] office, missed [David] Croly, out for an hour, returned, saw him, up- town, tired. [Edmund] Stedman called in the evening, just as I was turning out, to report the Academy of Medecine and the Burton library-sale. He had dropped in at the latter and told me particulars, sparing me that visit. Left him in [George] Boweryem’s room with its occupant and Stockton, went to Academy, then down Waverly Place (how I longed for half an hour’s drop in at 745 [Broadway], to see a few kind faces, into omnibus and so to the dreary office down town. Wrote items and returned by 11 1/2, lonely and tired.

18. Thursday. Office. Up town again, to the 1st avenue, to one Mc Laughlin, a “sporting” landlord, keeper of the other pit where dogs fight in New York. Returning to dinner found a

coverage:New York, New York, Cliff Street; Franklin Square; Pearl Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-17

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Dogs


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