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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 150, August 5-8, 1850

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Identifier: DX09538267

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 150, August 5-8, 1850

Description: Discusses his work, walks, and a night out with his friends.


5. Monday. Wrote to M [Mary Bilton] — “Patience is stale, and I am weary of it.” The remainder of the day making drawing of the scene of Brooklyn conflagration. Evening. Leaving [Charles F.] Brown inditing a letter to his lady-love, whom he, this morning, saw depart for Boston; — to [168] Duane. From there with [Dillon] Mapother to Laurie’s, where we found Mr [Henry] Hart. Leaving him, together walked to Spruce, the scene of a to-day tumbled well, and men killed by it. Bit of a walk after.

6. Monday. Called at Duane St, and out with Mr Hart. Purchased mosquito net to put over the bed. Calls, at the “Life” Office seeing Mattice: then to [J.W.] Orrs, the Post Office, and the Era Office. Out with [Thomas] Picton, drank with him. Then together with Mr Hart to Laurie’s. In-doors all the afternoon. Evening a ramble, Broadway, the Bowery, (quaint picture at the Fancy Fair there, Callot’s temptation of Saint Anthony, fine diabolisms. Thunder and rain storm going home.

7. Wednesday. To the “Life” Office, and there till 4 in the afternoon, Mattice wanting me to write up the notices to correspondents, the other one not up to the mark in point of Time. Called at Nassau seeing Engraver Baker and Mr [Joseph W.] Morse, returning. Evening indoors, writing in company with Brown, he sometime reading [Martin] Chuzzlewit [by Charles Dickens], sometime writing to his ladye love. Joe [Greatbatch] and Mapother called.

8. Thursday. At work on a drawing of the B’hoys running wid der Masheene”, all day. At night to Holts [168 Duane St.], and out with [William] Martin, Mr Hart, Mapother and Joe for a stroll about Broadway.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-08-05

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
19th century
Fire fighters
Publishers and publishing


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