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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 102, December 10-11, 1852

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Identifier: DX01223293

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 102, December 10-11, 1852

Description: Describes Dillon Mapother's encounter with ''Old Kent'' at a railroad depot.


by a singular chance he had met Old Kent, the Bostonian who dwelt at Holt [168 Duane St.], long time ago. At a railroad depot he had noticed an old man, with unshorn beard, long white hair and pant’s thrust inside boots country-fashion. The old man had been in Illinois, dwelling with a wedded daughter, had the fever & ague bad, (then suffering from it,) and was now on his return for Boston. Dillon [Mapother] with me till 2, then dined together, then in [Alfred] Waud’s room, then parted. I down town, a bootless call at Lantern-land, talk with [John] Brougham, return, work, supper, and hard at work till 11, in Swinton & Fay’s room, in company with Waud.

11. Saturday. Drawing, hard, big Pictorial Picayune cut. Down town through driving rain and muddy streets. At Picayune & Lantern Offices &c and about till 3 or so, then to room & work, ill, worried and weary. Mr [Charles] Weldon came, anon Mapother and a countryman of his; anon they left. Talk with Weldon, he reading aloud two glorious poems of Elizabeth Barrett Brownings, (whose works he brought me.) Down stairs, gave tickets to the Broadway Theatre to [Alfred] Swinton; down town again. Horrible mud splashing and wet. To Picayune Office, got paid, return, supped, and to room [290 Broadway] again.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-12-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress


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