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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 34, January 5-10, 1851

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Identifier: DX09832933

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 34, January 5-10, 1851

Description: Regarding his drawing work for the week.


and issue from the womb, the Landmarks of time flitting inexorable by, it behoves them to know for What they Live. And of false ends, and lastly of the true one, as manifest in that of Jesus Christ. / Return, walk up Broadway, and [177] Canal, oyster-stew and ale at the latter, en triumvirate.

6. Monday. To the Office, and saw Mr [Charles F.] Anderson, just about to start for Washington. Sanguine as to success. To the Era Office, then to [John N.] Genins. Afternoon to Era Office again, to the Office of Holden’s Magazine, to “Life” Office (where I saw Van Fleet, who telleth how dissension hath nigh ended the existence of that paper, which will be defunct ere long.) To the Post Office, to Wells and Webbs’, to Park Place, then return. Drawing in the evening, in company with Alf Waud. Charley [Brown] out, en attendance on his lady-love [Charlotte Kidder], who, poor girl is sick. He has returned to the employ of Roberts, his former “boss.”

7. Tuesday. Drawing the weeks “Era ”subject on wood all day till evening. Waud with me during the evening, and part of it Charley. Mr [Henry] Hart called. Ere long he departeth again for Stanhope. Talk of Payne’s Air Gas, of the Navigation of the Atmosphere — and of the Spirit-World.

[8. Wednesday through 9. Thursday] Down town, making a call at the Office, and at [John N.] Genins. He being sick, left drawings to be conveyed uptown to him, with a letter. Man called in the afternoon, requesting me to visit Genin. How the minor detail of the two days passed I bear not in mind, save drawing the head gear. Coat of arms drawing.

10. Friday. Was about starting for up-town when a note arrived from Genin, so turned my nose southwards. Called on him. Afternoon, drawing Head gear from a fine illuminated book on Ancient English Costumes Evening the boy [Fred and Pelham] Anderson’s called with the news that their “old man” [Charles F. Anderson] as they phrase it hath telegraphed from Washington that his plans are approved of. Natheless it is not yet decided. May it hap as he

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-01-05

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Drawing
Clothing and dress


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