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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 78, April 4-5, 1852

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Identifier: DX01109411

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 78, April 4-5, 1852

Description: Mentions a conversation with Augustus Fay about The Count of Monte Cristo.


with Roberts to the foot of Broad Street, where lay the little vessel [Fanny Major]. No stirring till Monday. Returned to Excelsior, oysters &c, then to Office. Drawing till 9 or so, when Joe [Greatbatch] came. With him to Reade Street tavern for Welch Rarebit. Talk with [Augustus] Fay in his room, apropos of Monte Christo — he thinking Revenge a fine thing, and the hero of the book a fine fellow instead of a most consummate and cold blooded snob.

5. Sunday. Sunlight and blue sky. A call on Lockington, then breakfast at the Rainbow and then walking through the still, peaceful streets towards the South ferry. Saw [William] Roberts & Joe Butler at the Vessel — the latter in a never-to-wear out sort of suit of quilted corderoy, with more pockets in it than one can think of in a day’s time. Crossed to Brooklyn, got boatman & to the [Governors] Island. Dined with [William] Barth — Creecy

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-04-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Clothing and dress
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)


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