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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 29, December 26-29, 1850

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Identifier: DX09810788

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 29, December 26-29, 1850

Description: Describes drinking with friends and a visit to Joseph Richardson's home.

Transcription:

all the afternoon. Time frittered away thus, as I could not see [John N.] Genin or get the Books necessary till the Afternoon. Charley [Brown] at work all day in doors, ([Warren] Butler supposed to be winding up the Fowlers Building affair.) Evening drawing the head gear till midnight.

27. Friday. At work on the Head-gear all day till 11 at night. Charley with me fore and afternoon. Evening Alf Waud, [Dillon] Mapother and Mr [Henry] Hart who called about 7, and remained till 10. And here I sit, all alone, clock striking twelve, fire very low, and with intent to be speedily in bed. Wonder whether old [Bill] Collinson is thinking of last Christmas, and what poor Herr Sander’s at.

28. Saturday. The Engraving for the weeks “Era” being completed, I with Charley hurry down-town, first to Wells and Webb, then to Fowler’s Buildings: then I, with the block take my way to the Era Office. Drawing during the day, and at night down town again to the Era Office. Got paid $20, sate with [Thomas] Picton looking over Volumes of the New Newgate Calender with Phiz’s illustration for an hour or so, then out with him. To a little Dutch Beer-hostel, where he played dominoes, talked vociferously, ate sausages and drank Lager Beer, in which employments, save the former I accompanied him. A German made the triumvirate complete. Left them at a corner of the Park, and returned to [177] Canal Street, Charley and [Alfred] Waud, through the pouring rain.

29. Sunday. Had intent to go Hobokenizing but the weather forbade. So remained in doors, drawing, in company with Waud and Brown till the afternoon, when Dillon Mapother called for me, bearing an invite from Mr [Joseph] Richardson’s. Went there together through the icy cold, glassy pavemented streets, and arriving at Liberty Street found Mr R, his [words crossed out] Yorkshire wife [Sarah Richardson], and Mr Hart. A social, home like meal, then, all sitting round the fire (blazing furiously) huge sofa in front, pretty little King Charles spaniel beside, the evening passed sociably. Whiskey and

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1850-12-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Christmas
Drawing
Food
Diaries
Leisure
Holidays
Payment
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Dominoes
Germans
Dogs

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