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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 98, December 4-6, 1852

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Identifier: DX01221316

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 98, December 4-6, 1852

Description: Mentions attending a sermon at E.H. Chapin's new Broadway church.


with [Thomas] Picton & another in Fulton Street, then to room, after dining at Sweeneys, meeting [William] Roberts. Out again and down town through mud & rain, meeting clever snob [Fitz James] O’Brien, to Lantern Office, Richards & Johnsons, met Price, in at B & P’s [Bunnell and Price], got paid, called in at [James P.] Nagle’s new old book store, supped at Sweenys, then through rain mud and mist to my warm and quiet cock loft [290 Broadway]. Writing till 11, letter to [William] Barth.

5. Sunday. Domestic chores &c. Dined at Sweeney’s. A dull, muddy, overclouded lukewarmish day, miry pools in pavement, streets solitary & Sabbathically blank. To my room, reading [Edgar Allan] Poe. [Alfred] Waud down stairs at work on the inevitable portrait, [Augustus] Fay wood-pecking. Nagle and a certain crony of his called. / At about 5 turned out & to Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch’s. Supped there and with the boys to hear [E.H.] Chapin preach at his new Broadway Church. His text, (as wont,) from the New Testament. “They have their reward.” The soul of his sermon, that each act, ambition, & aspiration, involves its reward or retribution; — awful judgment too this.

6. Monday. At work drawing. Come Waud, & Will Kidder, and anon, they being gone little Parmeter the advertisement Solicitor, who bored me awhile, then left. Hard at

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-12-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading


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