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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 22, December 9-14, 1850

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Identifier: DX09779827

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 22, December 9-14, 1850

Description: Discusses his work and going out with friends.


Of Time and Eternity. Of desire to live with more present knowledge of God my Father which is in Heaven. Of a wish to be better, humbler, purer and happier. And of her [Mary Bilton] I love. Of my Mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and of her taking me up-stairs into her room and praying with me on the morning of parting. Oh my Mother, God grant I may see you again some day!

10. Tuesday. Office all day. Finished little Section of Hall of Congress. Evening drawing for this weeks “Era” subject. Mr [Charles F.] Anderson off for Washington.

11. Wednesday. Completing “Era” drawing. [Dillon] Mapother called, and with him Mr [Henry] Hart, whom had this morning arrived from Stanhope. Out together, parting at Fulton Street. Called on Charley [Brown], with block, then to the Era Office where I saw [Thomas] Picton, and thence to the Office, where I learnt I was needed on the morrow, thence to [177] Canal and dinner. Taking it east in the afternoon. Evening Mapother and Hart calling, went with them to Burton’s play-house. The old comedy of the “Road to Ruin” well played. Eton boy afterwards. To the Grapes afterwards, where after a glass of whiskey and cigar I left them at Jersey-ferry and departed Canal wards. Found Charley and [Alfred] Waud just returned from an up-town visit to the former’s bright eyed Lotty [Kidder].

12. Thursday. Thanksgiving day. Office. Out at noon with Fred Anderson, met Waud, and anon [William] Barth, as we progressed down Broadway, which was peopled with holiday Yankees. To Cedar street for “potheen” for to-night. Barth kept company with Waud all the afternoon, I at the Office. They came down about two o’ the clock and we returned together. At 7 the boys came and Mac Namara. Whiskey punch cigars and singing till midnight when they departed. Charley queer. Dreary work this.

13. Friday. Evening at home. Office all day.

14. Saturday. Office as usual. Letters arrive for Barth.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-12-09

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Architecture
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)


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