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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 176, October 4-5, 1850

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Identifier: DX09652082

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 176, October 4-5, 1850

Description: Describes showing the newly-arrived Alfred Waud and Mr. Bellinger around New York.


A holy tranquillity above and around; the red sun sinking in a sea of glory, yellow bars on the water; myriads of white sails up the river, water calm and still, and a deep intense blue above, with here and there a star pinning nights anticipatory mantle. Oh me that there should be sorrow and suffering in such a world as this! Returned at 7 and parted and the Ferry.

5. Saturday. Just about to go out when a letter was brought me. Found it to be from [William] Waud, Danthorn’s pupil in years bygone, introductory to his brother [Alfred Waud], who waited below. So had him up, and read the billet. This young fellow just been one day in New York. So went out with him. I called on [Charles F.] Anderson, who told me he expected he should need me in three or four days. (I trust he may. Amen!) Then to a boarding Hotel nigh into the Battery where I was made acquainted with a Mr Bellinger, a fellow voyager with Waud. All the morning doing the honors of the City; shewing them the public buildings &c. — Parted, and after looking in at [Wardle] Corbyn’s and getting proof of the two sketches I returned. Drawing in the afternoon: till daylight ‘gan to decrease: when the two newly arrived Emigrants came. Out with them after supper. To Holts [168 duane st], where I introduced them to the old woman [Mary Holt]; then to their own diggings. Mr B’s wife and a joint production of three years old there. In an oyster cellar; then left them, and returned back up Greenwich; ruminating on the approaching departure of Mr [Henry] Hart & Dillon [Mapother] for Dover, New Jersey: having heard from the latter that such was the intent on the ensuing Monday,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-10-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)


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