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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 56, November 22-23, 1849

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Identifier: DX08668717

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 56, November 22-23, 1849

Description: Mentions meeting with Abraham Hart in Philadelphia and an argument he witnessed while returning to New York between two Irishmen about England.

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the evening,) passing through an island cut in two. Landing, I wend my way to Davids. Had some provant, a wash and half an hour’s rest, then a bit of a walk for an hour or more, up Chestnut Street. Somewhat matagrabolized and melancholy. Pondering much to the knowledge that there’s a brother of her I love [Mary Bilton] abiding in this city, who is no more conscious of my existence, than I am of where, and what he is. Back to Davids — sangaree and a smoke then to bed.

23. Friday. After breakfast off to [Abraham] Hart’s. He and [Edward] Carey about to dissolve partnership. Found him in the shop. He under the impression that I had come to do the “Mose [among the Britishers]” series here. Sent for his lithographer, a kindly Scot; and I accompanied him to his establishment. Back to Hart’s together, and finally decided about the size of the drawings. The Stories to be forwarded to me. Called on Mr. Frost, and then at the Sartain’s Magazine office. Saw Sloanacre — pompous dog. Then to Davids and a dozen oysters. 1/2 past 4 arriving embarked about the “Trenton.” Bell ringing, porters wheeling big luggage houses, off we go up the Delaware. Not a long trip by water – to Bordentown (I think) — then the Cars for the remainder of the trip. A stout, good humoured butcher, an Irishman gets in a dispute with a fellow countryman about England; — the fatter cursing it, the former praising it above all places. Thus it began. “And that’s Bristol is it? (a place we passed on the route) —

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1849-11-22

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Publishers and publishing
Transportation
Travel
Irish
Artists
Lithographers
Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
Railroads
Butchers

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