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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 158, August 29-31, 1850

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Identifier: DX09573215

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 158, August 29-31, 1850

Description: Mentions his work and a gift of the novel Vanity Fair from Charles Brown.


a pleasant place to lose all the harsher thoughts of Death in. The time will come when we shan’t make a bug bear of him. / Return, and back by 2. Evening with [Henry] Hart and [Dillon] Mapother again, a walk, and at Patons.

30. Friday. Determining to make a round among the Architects called first at [James] Renwicks. Found that he had removed his office to Park Place, and was in co-partnership with [Charles F.] Anderson, an Irishman whereof I had heard from Mr Hart. Went there, saw him, a vulgar, auctioneer like man. Engaged me to come tomorrow “on trial”. If I pleased him $10 a week. Thence to the Post Office and “Life” Office &c. Afternoon in-doors till Mr Hart and Dillon calling, out on the long pier at the end of Canal St for half an hour or so. Evening reading aloud to [Charles] Brown.

31. Saturday. To Park Place by 8; walking down town with Brown. Arrived, and the Office not open, conversed with one of the clerks who came up, until the arrival of a juvenile Anderson, who intimated to me that his father had yesterday sent to me a letter, countermanding my attendance; so an end of that. To [168] Duane Street for a bit then back to [177] Canal. (Had a letter arrive from [William] Boutcher, yesterday — he, will I doubt not spend his next New Year’s day in New York. Right glad am I at the thought.) Afternoon walked meditatively and melancholye to Greene Street, calling on Mr [Jacob or Joseph] Abbott. Returned, and after supper being about to sit down to writing a letter for the evening; a book arrives, “Vanity Fair,” the which I find by certain kindly rhymes penned on the fly-leaf is a gift from Brown. Shortly

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-08-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Death
Books and reading


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