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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 14, November 16-23, 1850

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Identifier: DX09744503

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 14, November 16-23, 1850

Description: Discusses his work and time with friends.


and cigars in the Afternoon. Wet night. Call at Nassau St, and got lamp. Then to [177] Canal. [Charles] Brown and [Alfred] Waud. Drew on wood for next weeks Era till 12, which is now stroking, while I, so dead asleep with fatigue can scarce keep eyes open, score up last weeks busy time, and anticipate work on the morrow. 8 in the more till 12 at night is not laziness.

17 Sunday. Through the ceaseless drizzle of a cheerless morning to Park place and the Office, where I found Fred Anderson awaiting my arrival. Door opened, and shutters unfastened, and a mornings work with throbbing head, and indigestive interior agonizations. 1 o’clock arriving and it is over. A glass of ale together at Sherwoods and I return to Canal Street, and Alf Waud. Drawing the illustration to the “Last of the Gibbeways” for the Era all the rest of the day.

18. Monday. Office as usual. Nassau Street, with Alf Waud and Brown for company till nigh upon twelve. Return home through the chill night, brandy toddy &c.

19. Tuesday. Office all day and indigestion. Evening at [Joseph W.] Morses, with Charley and Alf. Mr Morse came while we were there.

20. Wednesday. Office. Evening at Nassau Street with Alf till 12. Finished.

21. Thursday. Office. Joe [Greatbatch] came in the evening, and a drinking bout, [Warren] Butler coming also. Wait go home till morning and Auld Lang syne. No time to chronicle incidents

22. Friday. Office. All alone at night writing to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn]

23. Saturday. Office. Anderson out. Boys having cider brandy &c in the afternoon. On leaving went to [Henry] Fowlers Building and out with [Warren] Butler and Brown. Job to do. When I get to Canal found [Dillon] Mapother, having just arrived from Stanhope & where Mr [Henry] Hart

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-11-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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