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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 75, October 20-22, 1852

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Identifier: DX01209982

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 75, October 20-22, 1852

Description: Mentions that time has been passing quickly for him.


Did big Reveille Cut & minors. Randall & [Edwin A.] Weed called. Out at 7 to sup at Sweeney’s, then returning, big tar-barrell blazing in Centre Street, for the delectation of boys & loungers. It is a beautifully devilish element is fire. Cold, icy clear night; great volumes of smoke and murky house-blocks lit up, very picturesque — all of it. Room [290 Broadway], writing an hour or so, reading &c.

21. Thursday. Weed called for blocks & had ‘em. Breakfast at Sweeney’s, back to Office & work. Down town to Lantern Office, saw [Thomas] Powell, did’nt get money. Return, work, dinner at “Shades,” work again till 5, then down town, Broadway, Park, Chamber Street, every-where crowded with Militia Companies, being a Review day. To Bunnell & Prices. He out with his company. Met [Charles Bailey] Seymour. Clever article of his “Cockney in America” for the “Daily Times.” To [E.H.] Chapins, where I found [Alfred] Waud. Supped with him at the “Live & Let Live,” return to my room, he & I reading for hours twain — then he left. (This is a right busy, industrious time now with me. Time runs by briskly. I almost fear [word crossed out] its proving but temporary.

22. Friday. Drawing on wood, Rebusses &c. Dunsier

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-10-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Armed Forces


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