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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 155, August 19-23, 1850

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Identifier: DX09560102

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 155, August 19-23, 1850

Description: Discusses his work and attending a book auction.


19. Monday. Letter arrived from [William] Barth. Of his campaigning, also some poetizing. In-doors all day drawing. Sketches of the B’hoys, and B’hoy life. Brown reading Pickwick [Papers by Charles Dickens].

20. Tuesday. In-doors draw all day, writing article to accompany sketches. Rain, drizze [drizzle], lead-colored atmosphere out of doors. Evening [Dillon] Mapother called, and afterwards Joe [Greatbatch]; remained till 9.

21. Wednesday. To Post Office, sending off a letter newspaper for [William] Boutcher. Called at [J.W.] Orrs, and [E.H.] Chapins, and at “Life Office.” Then in at Book-store, and then Holts [168 Duane St.] for a minute or so, meeting Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch by the way. Afternoon in doors. Evening hurried down after supper to Bangs & book auction, to try and purchase “Vanity Fair ” but was too late. To Duane Street. Stroll down Broadway with [Henry] Hart and Mapother, and [Joseph] Richardson. In at the Book auction again, then to Patons, Hudson Street, brandy smash and cigar and converse.

22. Thursday. Letters from home, from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Rosa [Gunn]. (Shortest time on record — not four week’s by three days.) Naomi [Gunn] and Charles [Gunn] at Neithrop. George [Bolton] getting fat, and redding at his meals.) Writing “Sketches [word crossed out]” all day. Fred [Greatbatch] came in the evening. A letter from M [Mary Bilton] — (Tib’s married.)

23. Friday. Writing all day; — finished article. Evening after a call at Clarkson street, went to Duane. With Mapother and a north of Ireland man who had travelled twice round the world, to the old pier at Chamber Street. Talk of Australia, of China, of the Cape and New Zealand. (Hart and Martin there.) Subsequently called in at [Ben] Kirsteins, there two

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-08-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Auctions
Books and reading


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