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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 13, November 10-16, 1850

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Identifier: DX09740092

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 13, November 10-16, 1850

Description: Discusses his work for Charles F. Anderson and others.

Transcription:

and learnt that [Norton] Butler was off for Chagres, and thence to California. Then to the Battery, ramble and talk neath the myriad stars, and anon a walk up Broadway back, to score up events of last day or two, and hear the clock strike twelve, and then to bed, as I soon will be. Charley [Brown] all day away with his Lotty [Kidder], [Alfred] Waud abed in next room, and I tired, and wearily prepared for Monday morning and the working day world. Oh to find a dear girl in my arms now, and feel her heart beat with love for me. Ah Mary [Bilton]!

11. Monday. Office. Mr [Charles F.] Anderson still at Baltimore. Evening making drawing for “Era” as near as I can call to mind at present.

12. Tuesday. Office. Mr A back. Evening drawing a block. Charley and Waud present. Up till 12.

13. Wedday. Left Charley at corner of Canal and Broadway, he about to proceed to the consummation of his brother George [Brown]’s marriage, and after rushing to [Henry] Fowlers Buildings, and leaving the block there, in the hands of [Warren] Butler to the Office. Evening. Busy somehow, I recollect, not what. Yes! Twas polishing, and blacking the stove in company with Waud, till 11 or more. Ale intermittent.

14. Thursday. Office. Call at “Era” at dinner time. Evening at home. Charley and Waud. Splenetic and matagrabolized.

15. Friday. Office. Made call on [Joseph W.] Morse, more than once during the week. Finally agreed to go there during the evening. Left block for Era before going to Office. Evening to Nassau Street, and as agreed, opened the door with a wire picklock, and there sate working till 12 in the great [unclear word] house, deserted building, at Cyrography. Waud come about 10, and we walked back together.

16. Saturday. Working like a fiend all day. Mr Andersons anecdotes. Called at Era Office after dinner. Tossing for brandy

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-11-10

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Travel
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Courtship
Women
Stoves
Boardinghouses
19th century
Architecture
Diaries

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