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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 46, February 5-11, 1851

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Identifier: DX09886183

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 46, February 5-11, 1851

Description: Mentions purchasing volumes of the journal of Leigh Hunt and attending church.


5. Wednesday. Drawing headgear all day. Bit of a run to Fulton Street, at sunset, through muddy, sloppy, dank London atmosphere.

6. Thursday. In-doors all day, drawing some little, reading more, thinking melancholic and matagrabolized.

7. Friday. Down town during the morning, called at Park Place, at [John N.] Genin’s, at Holden’s Magazine Office, where I had a chat with [Henry] Fowler, to the Era Office. Then to [G.P.] Putnam’s, to purchase certain numbers of Leigh Hunts journal. [words crossed out] First by him was I inducted to the dainties that are bred in a book. Strangely pleasant is it to think that I, walking along through the Broadway of New York should be delightedly reading the writings of the man, whose “Indicator ” pleased my mothers [Naomi Butler Gunn] girlhood. [words crossed out]

8. Saturday. In doors, drawing all day, till evening, when leaving Charley [Brown], his friend Fogg and [Alfred] Waud, ran down town, and through the intensely cold night to the Era Office. Returned shortly, and joining the trio, sate indulging in harmony and bibition till about 12, when Charley and friend Fogg turn in & I do the same.

9. Sunday. To the little Universalist Church, and a sermon of [E.H.] Chapin in the morning. Afternoon in-doors, save, at sunset a brief Broadway stroll with Mr Cross. Smoke issuing from the rear of Stewards palace-store a huge posse of firemen out in a twinkling, but there was no occasion for their services. Evening in-doors, with [William] Barth, (who was present all day) Mr Cross, Mr [Haydon] Hall the elder and Alf Waud. Ale and talk.

[10. Monday through 11. Tuesday] Head-gear from Knights Old England these two days. Nor did I stir out if I recollect right. Mr [Henry] Hart and Dillon [Mapother] in the country, I anticipating making a days visit to them on Thursday. A visit from Mr Johns on Monday. Still in New York & doing well.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-02-05

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Hats
19th century
Books and reading
Fire fighters


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