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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 156, August 23-26, 1850

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Identifier: DX09564472

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 156, August 23-26, 1850

Description: Mentions his work and going out with friends.


blackguard tailors were imbibing “Lager” and talking scurrilous.

24. Friday. Out looking for work. To [J.W.] Orrs, then to Bobbett & Edmonds’. The former returned from England. Got two mechanical drawings to reduce and put on wood at the rate of a dollar cash. To the Life Office — Mattice not back. To the Era, saw [Thomas] Picton and returned to [177] Canal with three newspapers. Posted letter containing literary and artistic sketches of the B’hoys for [William] Boutcher. Met Greeley. Afternoon in doors. Evening called at [168] Duane, and at the old Pier with Mr [Henry] Hart and [Dillon] Mapother until the musquitos drove us away. Then to Patons, where [Joseph] Richardson was. Brandy smash and talk at hotel. After half an hour I left and went to the Partridge. [Frank] Royal, Edwards and a young sweep of an Englishman yclept Clay, working at the Globe Office; there. Cigars and imbibation of ale till past eleven, then made tracks for domicile.

25. Sunday, and a drenching wet one, wind to boot. Writing to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] all day, till Evening. Then, weather having cleared up, out to Duane Street. With Royal to Chamber Street pier, then ramble up into Broadway, finally glass of ale and cigar at Dey Street. Parted about 10, and I wended my way, meditatively, to Canal & passing up Church Street, and witnessing the realization, a thousand fold, of what Solomon saw from his palace window, at even-tide. Verily the night-walking devil Lust hath his victories in New York.

26. Monday. In doors all day. Drawing the mechanical designs I got from Bobbett and Edmonds. Head ache; and wind hurrying to and fro where it listeth out of doors. Blue devilled. Mapother called in the evening, and with [Charles] Brown, the evening passed tolerably.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-08-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Tailors
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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