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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 76, October 22-23, 1852

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Identifier: DX01210474

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 76, October 22-23, 1852

Description: Describes finding Thomas Picton dressed in his ''Garde National'' costume.


called. / Down town, saw Bunnell; to Post Office, to the Wood-peckers, to the “Lantern” Office. [John] Brougham & [Thomas] Powell there & “Allie Vernon.” To Lockington’s. Return, dined at the Shades, to room, reading &c Writing words for tomorrows cuts. Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch came, with letters from home. From my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], sisters [Rosa and Naomi Gunn] & Samuel [Gunn]. / [Alfred] Swinton came up & left. [Alfred] Waud came. Out with him at 7 1/2, long walk up Broadway Canal St & St Johns’ Park. I called at Beach Street, but hearing from boy Will [Kidder] that his mother [Rebecca Kidder] & Lotty [Kidder] were out, left, supped at Shellys & to room [290 Broadway] again (parting with Waud.

23. Saturday. Down town by 10, to the Engravers. Thence to Bunnell & Price’s, Picayune & Lantern Offices. [Cornelius] Mathews & Reveille Offices. Mr Charles about again. To the “Sachem” Office, where I found [Thomas] Picton muffled up in his “Garde National” Algerine-looking, branded capote, he being sick & suffering under divers combined inflictions of piles, bronchitis &c. Brice, Purdy &c Dined at the “Shades.” Return to room &c, down town again, to Post Office, Bunnell & Prices, getting paid $24; ($11 from Reveille.) To [E.H.] Chapin’s rooms. [Alfred] Waud there, supped with him at Sweeneys, then to room awhile. He off to Castle Garden fair. I called at [Frank] Royals, had a smoke with him, returned to room & bed about 11.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-10-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Armed Forces
Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.)


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