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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 83, November 1-3, 1852

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Identifier: DX01213918

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 83, November 1-3, 1852

Description: Mentions that the 1852 Presidential Election is taking place.


an ill thing to wish any man. Little matters which, I know!

2. Tuesday. Came [Frank] Leslie, the superintendant & man in authority over the hewers of wood & abhorrers of water, (otherwise Engravers,) of Fleece’m’s Pictorial Perpetration. Talked awhile with him; then out, he desirous of meeting woodpecker Copcutt at 3 this afternoon. Breakfasted, then down town, to Bunnell & Price’s. Saw Price, met [Thomas] Powell, walked with him to French’s, parted, — on to the Post Office & [Edwin A.] Weed with drawing. Randall & Dickinson both out, & by Weed’s report drunk & electioneering. Return, called in vain for [Cornelius] Mathews, to room & work. Dined at Sweeny’s, work again and on till late at night. Leslie, (alias Carter quoth Rumor) came, settled about advertising &c, off to Philadelphia, to return on Thursday. [Alfred] Waud came up for ten minutes or so after dinner.

3. Wednesday. Levy came about a project of getting up drawing of the New York Crystal palace. Out. To Mathews, to Lantern Office, saw Powell. To Bunnell & Price’s. Down town to Broad Street to see Mr Hammet, about a job. Return, drawing awhile, dined, to Lantern Office again, return & at work the rest of the day; supping at Sweeney’s with Waud & [Augustus] Fay.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1852-11-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Elections
Politics and government
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Crystal Palace (New York, N.Y.)


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