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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 62, March 10-13, 1861

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Identifier: DX09957407

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 62, March 10-13, 1861

Description: Mentions an attempt to visit Hoboken which was foiled by snowfall.

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wish him success. [words crossed out]. Finished by 6, the boys [Fred and Pelham Anderson] talking smut as usual, and Mac Namara giving ‘em dry reproof. Then to [177] Canal, and as I (at this moment) expect a quiet evening in-doors.

11 Tuesday. Taking portraits of [John N.] Genin’s caps. A requisition of my presence arriving from him went down town to the store. Sketch wanted for an advertising van. Afternoon Dillon Mapother called, being about to make a visit to Mr “Gons.” (Dillon and Mr [Henry] Hart about to take up their abode with the [Joseph and Sarah] Richardsons.) Drawing designs for advertising cart and head-gear the remainder of the day.

12. Wednesday. To Genins with sketches (,which pleased him). Met the Mexican campaigner (Donovan I think, his name was) who preceded me in the Editorship of the “Life” and drank with him. To the Post Office, to “Holden’s Mag” Office where I saw Duy Kinck the new proprietor, to the “Era” Office, then calling at Holts [168 Duane St.] saw Dillon Mapother and borrowed gun of him\ [Henry] Holts mother [Clarissa], aged 70 lying in her coffin in the hall. Afternoon and evening in doors, drawing, and showing paper for anticipatory sketching at Hoboken on the morrow

13. Thursday. Snow flakes forbade a ramble, but being unwilling to altogether stay in doors, I with Alf [Waud] wandered down along the North River, towards the Battery. Divers docks did we visit and much did we see, locomotives, engine makers, market boats laden with fruit and fish. Newly-arrived Albany Steamboats and the like. But that we had not change enough for Jersy-ferryage we should have crossed and visited Communipaw. Return, and drawing headgear till evening, Alf rather unwell. Out after supper to Chatham Street, apropos of getting the gun needed, then a discursive ramble back. Glass of rum and water and talk about Charley [Brown]. He

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-03-10

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Leisure
Publishers and publishing
Winter
Hats
Business
Advertising
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Artists
Firearms

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