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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 93, November 19-21, 1852

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Identifier: DX01218848

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 93, November 19-21, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to Mr. Hammett's boarding house.

Transcription:

up, all right. Recollect not what I was doing all the evening, but busy, writing I think.

20. Saturday. Writing awhile, then down town, to B & Ps [Bunnell and Price], Lantern Office, Engravers, Well’s & Webb, Post Office &c and all the usual crowd of Saturday’s calls; talking with [John] Brougham; with [Thomas] Powell, with [William] North at the Sachem Office. [Thomas] Picton about again, looking ugly & owlish. At the Schnieders trying on Coat & pants &c. Paid ‘em $25. About all day till 8 7 or ‘so, they to room, and fire being out down stairs in Swinton & Fay’s room [290 Broadway], drawing till 11, while [Alfred] Waud read aloud some of [Edgar Allan] Poe’s [word crossed out], strange, mystic, imaginative, terrible tales.

21. Sunday. Doing chores & reading till 12, then having dressed, to Brooklyn per South Ferry, and to the boarding-house whereat Mr Hammett resides. A spacious, stylish place, the which I well recollect visiting before, when in quest of a boarding-house, in company with [William] Barth. Inducted into a cosy basement room, where I found Hammett & was introduced to his wife. A comely, pleasant faced woman, the room so neat, snug & cheery, bright fire bur-

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1852-11-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Prices
Boardinghouses
19th century
Books and reading
Clothing and dress
Diaries

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