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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 77, October 24-26, 1852

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Identifier: DX01210965

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 77, October 24-26, 1852

Description: Mentions the start of the construction of the Crystal Palace in New York.


24. Sundays. [Alfred] Waud came. Breakfasted with him at “Clem’s,” then a long walk up Broadway, with intent to visit the site & commencement of the Crystal Palace thereto be erected. A summer’s day out of place, and very pleasant did the aristocratic uptown streets look in the peaceful Sabbath morning. Quitted Waud at Union Square, (having sprained my knee overnight,) & returned. Dined at Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch’s [174 Mulberry St.], & there stayed till 3; out with him to [Alfred] Swinton’s room [290 Broadway], where Waud was engaged on my portrait, in company with Swinton. Returned to Mulberry Street, supped, stayed awhile, and at 8 or so called at Mrs [Rebecca] Kidders. Talk with her, [Moses] Morse and others, there till 10.

25. Monday. Randall came. &c Drawing till 2, dined at Shades, then down town, to Post Office & Engravers, Bunnell &c Reveille & Lantern Offices. Called at [E.H.] Chapins Office for Waud, Swinton called also. Supped at Sweeny’s with Waud. To room afterwards, writing, reading &c

26. Tuesday. Work till 2, Randall called & had two drawings. Dined, down town, wintry cold day. At Bunnells, saw [John] Brougham & [Thomas] Powell there; saw Purdy, told me [Thomas] Picton was sick, seriously; — return to room & work, finished second Picayune big cut; out to supper by 7. Returning, attracted by the blaze of Tammany

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-10-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Crystal Palace (New York, N.Y.)


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