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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 166, September 14-16, 1850

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Identifier: DX09608227

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 166, September 14-16, 1850

Description: Describes a visit to Jersey City.


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15. Sunday. Joe [Greatbatch] cometh early, as appointed, and we sally out in the fresh bright morning. Crossed to Jersey City (,talking with a man from Indiana, by the way.) A glimpse at the “Asia” through the railings, then called at [79] York Street. Saw Mrs Haun, and subsequently Ben [Haun] and John [Haun]. Talk with B’hoy Ben out i’the street. News of old acquaintances. Hughie [Muir] left there, hath had a brother drowned, (not Sandy;) and is little concerned thereat; also is rumoured to be “sparking a gal” in Brooklyn. [John] Rankin still there. John learning the craft of a watch-maker. Ben himself ‘bout to stablish a porter-house in a few days time &c. Leaving them, declining an invite to return and dine walked along the rail to the old rocks. Ascent and a breezy hour or so. Return by dinner time to New York — Afternoon “Burton’s Anatome.” Evening wandered out, very sad, anxious and matagrabolized. Peeped into [E.H.] Chapin’s chapel; then on to the old pier at jut of Chamber Street. An hour and halfs meditative mournfulness. I would I could say trustfully, as the words should be said “Our father which art in Heaven —” My life appears inane and commonplace. I cannot think so well as I once did.

16. Monday. Regular cold and sore throat as might be expected. Drawing all day. Two journeys down town. Called at the Day-book Office twice, and unsuccessfully — Left two title for the “G’hals of New York” with [N.] Orr. Called in at [Warren] Butler’s —

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-09-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Books and reading


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