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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 108, December 18-20, 1852

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Identifier: DX01226261

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 108, December 18-20, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to Charles Welden's residence.


at [48] Franklin Street boarding-house. Supped with them, then long book talk with much reading aloud by him [Charles Welden]. [Alfred] Tennyson, [Ralph Waldo] Emerson, [Thomas] Carlyle with others innumerable, A right pleasant evening. Left about 1, then to my room & bed. Brought a pile of books away from [Charles] Weldon’s.

19. Sunday. [Frank] Leslie called, talked awhile, (I receiving him in red flannel shirt & pants.) [Charles] Brown downstairs. (Supped Dined at Sweeneys, then to room, & Dillon Mapother & Kelly coming out together. To Williamsburgh & a long five miles ramble, clear icy day, boys skating. Returned Brooklyn ferry-way, down Fulton Street, supped at Sweeneys, then to room. Down stairs with [Alfred] Waud awhile, reading Tennyson aloud; they leaving I stayed on till 12, reading & conversing. And now to bed.

20. Monday. Drawing, on wood. Will Kidder came, and turned over pictures on the floor till 3, when he left & I went down town. [John] Brougham returned from Philadelphia. [Frank] Bellew came in, defiant, handed letter to Brougham, (containing possibly his bill,) and incontinently departed speaking no word. / Talking with Allie Vernon & [John] Watson. Carroll anon. / To “Picayune” Office awhile, then

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-12-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Clothing and dress


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