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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 82, October 31-November 1, 1852

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Identifier: DX01213426

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 82, October 31-November 1, 1852

Description: Comments briefly on Arthur Mason and mentions that the Presidential Elections are the next day.


little snob is he [Arthur Mason], and saith droll things sometimes. For instance in relating the story of our turkey-stealing & cooking exploit, some old lady happened to question the cleanliness of the noble Hudson river. Quoth Mason “Why they caught a bass with a clean shirt on there, the other day!” Left at 11. / Had a letter from Charley Brown, about getting woodpeckers [engravers] to go on to Boston.


1. Monday. Downtown, to Reveille, where I found, on getting copies of the paper that dodging, envious [Cornelius] Mathews had not used my this weeks cut, getting one from [words crossed out] Boyd instead. Funnily small dodgery is it! To Bunnell & Price’s, to [Thomas W.] Strongs, to Lantern, (where was [Thomas] Powell,) & then to [Edwin A.] Weed with drawing. Got a huge armful of boxwood at Wells & Webbs, then through miry street & drizzle of rain back to my room [290 Broadway]. Drawing till 7, only going out to dinner. After supper, a call at [Frank] Royals. Wrote letter to Charley Brown at night, with proofs of wood-pecker Copcutts, who had called. Sat up drawing till past midnight.

Tomorrow is the day of Presidential Election. Albeit a looker on, I hope [Winfield] Scott’ll get it. Yet perchance it is

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1852-10-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Elections
Politics and government
Publishers and publishing


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