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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 77, January 18-23, 1850

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Identifier: DX08731237

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 77, January 18-23, 1850

Description: States that he regrets losing the extra $3 per week Hawkins would have paid him since Hawkins has been arrested.


“Revelations” set up — tell me Hawkin’s examination comes on in the afternoon. Hearty grin and wet, wet walk home. (Now the possibility is that it’s deserved; yet its inopportune — I should have got some $3 a week, (a great help,) and that, without writing a “romance of passion.”

19. Saturday. “Mose [among the Britishers]” till Evening. Then a long solitary stoll about New York — the Bowery and thereabouts. In the fancy fair looking at prints and humans. Back by 10 to Jersey.

20. Sunday. Walk to the Rocks with Hughie [Muir] and [Bill] Collinson in the morning. The rest of the day writing to my father [Samuel Gunn].

21. Monday. Writing all day long, to my father, Naomi [Gunn] and Sam [Gunn, Jr.]. Rain, snow, sleet, mud, mist and miserables out of doors. Evening drawing.

22. Tuesday. Drawing. Afternoon, crossed to New York. To Fulton Street, to Chamber [Chambers] Street, then to Duane “Park,” where I decided on having the room, —front one; $3 1/2 a week, fuel found. $3 in summer. Then after a stroll back to Jersey.

23. Wednesday. Sitting drawing, when in rushes old Collinson and bids me hurry out with him to see the race betwixt the “Canada” and “Georgia.” So we went to the pier, and saw the Canada clear out — but of the race nothing as the American vessel lay down at Governor’s Island. Great talk theron, during the remainder of the day — had to call up the failures of the “Washington” and “Herman” to act as an

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-01-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Fairs
Publishers and publishing
19th century
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)


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