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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 12, July 31-August 2, 1849

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Identifier: DX08831737

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 12, July 31-August 2, 1849

Description: Comments on a night out drinking and the male and female performers he witnessed. Describes his day seeking work.


up “Bowery.” Imbibition, fumigation and harmonizing by male and female performers. A few Scotch songs well sung — and nigger ones perpetrated in a series of shrieks and gasps — lady singer in such a hurry that she’d could not wait to finish one line ere she began another.


1. Wednesday. To [James G.] Wilsons. It being ascertained that the “getting up” of “Cholera in Gotham would be 8’p cents each copy, and as they would but sell for 25, the obese individual there presiding declined having them. Called in at Bobbett & Edmonds — then to [Benjamin F.] Childs — saw Yankee [Albert] Jocelyn, then to Jersey. Evening, needing a pair of “pants,” made an acquaintance with a Germanic, polish, Englishified Schnieder — possessing an English wife, divers children, and a great dislike to America. A walk about the treed street of Jersey with George [Bolton], subsequently.

2. Thursday. To the Schneider again. A call in at the Pork Store. Afternoon to New York — Childs’. Got the MS Fairy Tales to look over, and take with me. Reading it the rest of the afternoon. A walk with G [George Bolton] and J [Joe Greatbatch], ending in a game of dominoes.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1849-07-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Leisure
Publishers and publishing
Clothing and dress
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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