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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 145, July 25-27, 1850

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Identifier: DX09516457

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 145, July 25-27, 1850

Description: Discusses running into Manning, a fellow passenger from the Wenham, who updated him on the whereabouts of other passengers.


a terrific extent. Going out for a few seconds happened to chance upon Magpole [Louis] Manning, of the Wenham passengers! Of him I learnt some droll particulars of fellow voyagers. That [James] Hooper had spent some months on Blackwells Island for assaulting a nigger, that subsequently he had been in copartnership with the travelled valet we knew aboard the Wenham, and that their business was exhibiting a peep-show representing Rome about the streets. That the [unclear word] family were here still. That he had met Captain Wyhe at Baltimore, and his daughters. Also that Moses (Oh Moses!) had a brother, a jeweler there. Also that he himself, Manning had been in New Orleans, whither he intended returning. Giving my address to him we parted. Saw “the Doctor” and Mearson once or twice, the latter writing notes about how his secession from the paper should be announced. Don’t like him a bit. Scoring away with pen, and using scissors till 1/2 past six. Rushing in every now and then, caught [Jonathan F.] Badeau; — who says he’ll pay — I don’t know but that he will, after all.

26. Friday. To the “Life” Office meeting Mearson and Donovan by the way, — the latter much discontent with the notice of his non-connection with the paper inserted by Mattice. The paper out. Talk with Ward of the history of its projection, [Hardin] Andrews &c. Then back to [177] Canal. In the afternoon to [168] Duane St, and to Rabineaus with Mr [Henry] Hart and [Dillon] Mapother. Evening in doors with Mapother calling. Writing letter to Naomi [Gunn].

27. Saturday. To the post office with letters for home, and newspapers. Then to Life Office. Editorializing all the morning;

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-07-25

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Roosevelt Island (New York, N.Y.)
Peep shows
Publishers and publishing
Assault and battery
African Americans


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