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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 38, January 16-17, 1851

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Identifier: DX09850667

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 38, January 16-17, 1851

Description: Mentions the arrival of the steamer Atlantic and Alfred Waud's mood.


16. Thursday. An hours sketching on the end of the pier at far of [177] Canal Street, to the interest and admiration of divers loafers who thronged thither for that purpose. Then at work on the head-gear all day. Dillon Mapother called and stayed an hour in the morning. Evening, sitting at work, [Alfred] Waud bearing me company on hear the booming of cannon, and anticipating the advent of the mad steamer Atlantic, which hath delayed over long, we go to the end of the street, pass an hour gazing out on the tranquil water and misty horizon, mid a posse of good tempered b’hoy’s and loafers, then a stroll along the North River, in and up Broadway, and so back. Drew an hour or so, subsequently.

17. Friday. Drawing all the morning. A visit from Mr [Henry] Hart. Afternoon a letter (by the “Franklin” I suppose. last night’s steamer) From my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn]. a draft for Ј12 in’t, 5 for a gift to Mary Ann [Greatbatch], and remaining 7 to me. Contribution made by all, my father [Samuel Gunn], Ned [Edwin Gunn], Rosa [Gunn] and Naomi and Charley [Gunn]. Now God bless them — more do I value it from the thought of it’s thus being raised than for the value of’t, I swear. Also, a notification of a little gift parcel, anticipated to be at Spottiswoode’s, Bible printers. Dressed, and a walk to Cliff Street about it, calling in at Park Place by the way. Unsuccessful, not available yet. Returned calling in at [Warren] Butlers, and seeing him, all alone, by the way. Drawing all the evening, Waud with me, and after 10, Charley. Pleasant enow during the earlier part, but to the latter Waud petty and manifesting desire to inflict pain to a degree. Horridly splenetic that he could not ruffle me, contradicting himself a score of times, and generally unhealthy in mind. Gave him rugh physic by candour, letting him now paltry ‘twas. He hath a morbid idea that the world ill-uses him, and again that he, by the performance of little

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-01-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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