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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 8, July 22-25, 1849

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Identifier: DX08814947

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 8, July 22-25, 1849

Description: Mentions working on his project, Mose among the Britishers, and the possibility of illustrating a guide book projected by the Erie Railway Company. Mentions playing dominoes.

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22. Sunday. Reading, idling and drawing till afternoon; then called at George [Bolton] and Joe [Greatbatch]’s boarding-house. There, talking together on the door “stoop” at the back of the house till past 5. In the Evening, they calling on me, we took a walk by the riverside; meeting the boys by the way. Looked in at Grove Street, in returning.

23. Monday. At work on “Mose” all day. Fred [Greatbatch] came in the afternoon to go on an errand to New York for me, which by leaving the money behind him he made a mess of. George called and we had a walk together.

24. Tuesday. To Bobbett and Edmond’s, with the first block of Mose, and with the latter to Stringer and Townsend’s. Talk thereon with [James] Stringer, also as to my supplying illustrations to a Guide book projected by the Erie Railway Company. (200 miles of fine country, free ticket to travel hither and thither and 225 dollars.) Made a call at Harpers. (the methodist book publishers who have made a fortune by republishing English books, — and some of them of a most trashy and libertine sort.) Saw a cart overturn, very neat spell. Back to Jersey City. Evening a walk by the river with George and Joe, afterwards the former only Grove Street, and a call there. At dominoes in a little grog-shop, temporarily occupied by [Jabez] Wing, a fellow boarder of George’s.

25. Wednesday. New York. Bobbett and Edmonds. Then

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1849-07-22

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Railroads
Dominoes
Leisure
Publishers and publishing
Business

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