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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 68, October 16-17, 1852

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Identifier: DX01206543

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 68, October 16-17, 1852

Description: Mentions a conversation with Alfred Waud in which they wonder if they shall ever have homes.


Then to Reade St Shades & dined, meeting [John P.] Nagle there. To room and hard at work till 6 1/2, spite of intense cold then down town to Bunnells with drawing on wood of coat of arms for N.Y.S.M. Company. Tried [E.H.] Chapin’s door for [Alfred] Waud; supped at “Live and let live”; returned to Swinton & Fay’s room [290 Broadway] where I found Waud. [Charles Bailey] Seymour called. Waud up in my room, I drawing, Lockington called & Waud and he off together. Writing, drawing &c till 10, & now “to my cold bed and warm me.”

17. Sunday. Drew portrait on wood for Lockington. Waud down stairs at work on the old portrait. Dined together at Clem’s at 2, then back to the building. Wintry day. In the room adjacent, tenanted by a “Sewing Maching” seller; fronting a hot anthracite coal-fire awhile; then in Waud’s room, he painting I sitting for’t. Reading “Uncle Tom’s Cabin till sunet interposed. Together to Sweeneys for supper, then a stroll up the Bowery, talking anent this queer half solitary life, of bachelorhood and whether a home will ever be for either of us. Met the two boy Andersons [Fred and Pelham], prowling about, with ferret looks and air of precocious astuteness. / Called at [Frank] Royals, and he coming in, with Bush, a portly gold beater, and another of the craft, we stayed till 9, then to building. Waud off, and I to bed to read Uncle Toms Cabin, which I finished by an half-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-10-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Domestic life


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