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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 146, July 27-30, 1850

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Identifier: DX09520817

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 146, July 27-30, 1850

Description: Mentions working, reading, and witnessing a storm.


writing leader for next week &c. Returning up Broadway, when passing Anthony heard a shout, and looking round saw young Louis David, of Philadelphia Dock Street. He fixing up a liquor saloon on his own hook having had some disagreement with his father. / Remained in-doors all the rest of the day, all the evening being engaged in turning over my books for the delectatation of Mr [Charles F.] Brown.

28 Sunday. Did not go out till evening: chiefly occupied in reading [William] Robertsons History of the Discovery of America. Then to [168] Duane Street, and with [Henry] Hart, [Frank] Royal, [William] Hunter and Joe [Greatbatch] to the Battery & Rabineaus. There for a couple of hours, then a brandy-smash at Sherwoods, then severation from them at their door. A glorious storm at night, drenching rain, thunder and lightning almost every twenty seconds interval.

29. Monday. Office both morn and afternoon editorializing. Evening to Duane Street, and with Hart, [Dillon] Mapother, Joe and [William] Martin to the Chamber Street North River-pier, there mounting on the big piles sate gazing at the lightnings playing over little Jersey, at the countless stars studding the canopy above; and getting a little ventilation for our reeking selves. Pheu! curse the mosquito-bites.

30. Tuesday. “Life” Office all the morning. Called at the “Atlas” Office and saw Southworth. / Mattice not visible during the morning. Afternoon reading &c. At night to Duane Street, and with Hart, Martin and Mapother to Chamber Street pier. Seated on pile with

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-07-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Books and reading
19th century


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