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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 81, October 29-31, 1852

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Identifier: DX01212934

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 81, October 29-31, 1852

Description: Comments on Wat Tyler.


History — that of the patriot blacksmith, known as Wat Tyler. His name was Walter Hilliard, his father’s trade gave him the surname “Tyler.” I wish there was a monument in Smithfield, erected to his memory, for never was rebellion more justifiable, and never was murder more cowardly & traitorously done than in the case of noble Walter Hilliard, the Kentish blacksmith. Let Englishmen honor that name — a good frank sounding one it is, too!

30. Saturday. Field came. Out with him down Broadway Parted. I to Sachem Office. To Engravers, Post Office &c. Waited till 1, got Picayune & Reveille cuts, & to the several Offices. Saw [Cornelius] Mathews, (oily, shifty, dodging Mathews!) To Reveille Office. Thence to Lantern &c. [E.H.] Chapins by 4, with [Alfred] Waud. There hours twain, then together to Sweeneys, then to my room [290 Broadway]. Drawing till 12.

31. Sunday. In doors all day (save evening, — drawing most part of the time; a dank drizzly, detestable day, rain & mist. Saw [Alfred] Swinton down to the Staten Island Ferry-house; with Waud, returned with the latter, supped at Sweeny’s, then leaving him & [Augustus] Fay in the Office, set off to Beach Street. Mrs K [Charlotte Kidder], her mother &c there. Little [Arthur] Mason off tomorrow for Ohio, with his pleasant wife [Jane Gibson]; — saw both. A quaint

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-10-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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