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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 91, November 17-18, 1852

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Identifier: DX01217861

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 91, November 17-18, 1852

Description: Mentions buying a pitcher, a coffee pot, and a mug.


on the way [Charles] Weldon, & Alfred Brown. To Bunnell & Price’s. All there talking anent the vicious faced & dirty shirted [Joe] Scoville who had been pitching into ‘em in his paper. My name in ’t, incidentally. Out with Bunnell to purchase “plate” for presentation burlesque to Julius Caesar Hannibal [pseudonym of William H. Levison], (nigger preacher in Picayune.) A practical parody anent [Frederick] Gleason. Bought big metal pitcher, bigger coffee pot & metal mug. Return to store, and operated on ‘em with hammer till they looked most rueful spectacles. Uproarous chaff & merriment; Lenson (the writer of the lectures) came, and read the article on the affair. Left, supped at Sweeny’s, to our building, in lower Office, [Augustus] Fay, [J.A.] Bogert & [Alfred] Waud there. Had a row with Waud, anent a half-jesting, half bullying phrase of his. Wherefore I expect he’ll sulk for six months or so. Let it be so, if he will. To my room [290 Broadway]; & wrote letter to my sisters [Naomi and Rosa Gunn].

18. Thursday. Down town through snow and sleet mud and filthy streets, to Bunnells &c. There doing a big placard for the “plate presentation”; talking with Bunnell & Price, [William] Levison and Allie Vernon. What pretty, pettish spoiled-child sort of ways some New York girls have. There was another girl with her [Josey Winship],

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-11-17

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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