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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 142, January 16-21, 1853

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Identifier: DX01243147

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 142, January 16-21, 1853

Description: Mentions water leaking from the roof of his room at 290 Broadway.


After two or three hours all together, in [Alfred] Swinton’s room, he, [Alfred] Waud, Dillon [Mapother] &c being present; we all adjourned to Shelleys and had oysters and Chablis wine, and talk.

[17. Monday through 20. Thursday] Drawing all the usual Picayune work, and down town usually once a day. Dillon with me every day, and generally during the evenings. [Alfred] Waud with me. Much down Stairs, in Swintons room &c. Field called, and others. Dillon intending to be off for England during the week. With him to and over the “Pacific,” in which he takes passage. He sometime at Millers &c. A hurrying, busy sort of here and there week. Not over well. Domestic disagreables in the way of water leaking through the roof of my cock-loft [290 Broadway] and wetting my couch, necessitating me to bivouac on the floor for one night. Letter from home. Wrote letter for Dillon, in case he visits London.

21. Friday. Much the same as heretofore. Firstly out with Dillon and Waud to the City Hall, where they “declared their Intentions” to become citizens of the US. Back to drawing. Down town &c. Evening, after supping with Dillon at Sweeny’s off to John’s, and brought him down to the Office. Out with him, Swinton & Waud to Shellys, where we supped, and afterwards had an escape from getting into a regular New York “muss.” Waud having “dared” Swinton, he incontinently jerked some water

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-01-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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