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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 148, February 1-3, 1853

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Identifier: DX01246139

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 148, February 1-3, 1853

Description: Mentions attending ''Heller's'' Entertainment.



1. Tuesday. Drawing till 3 or so, dining at the “Shades,” meeting [James P.] Neagle, (the bookseller) there, and [John] Gotch on returning. [Alfred] Waud and Field in my room all the afternoon, I going down town with eight drawings on wood, big & little for Picayune, and three for “Lantern,” done this day or yester even. To “Heller’s” Entertainment in the Evening, having had ticket proffered me with by Price. Ingenious diablerics. [Jean-Eugene] Robert Houdinisms &c.

2. Wednesday. Stirred out not at all, save for meals all the wet, dismal day. Field with me from 11 till 3, dining in company at the Shades, where I met [John] Watson, who told me, first how he had left the Lantern work, they owing him considerably, then that Allie Vernon was working for him “Valentine” making. Field left after dinner, I drew on. Levy called Waud with me part of the time, and all the evening. Supped at the “Shades” together at 11 or so, then parted. A perfect deluge of rain plashing down.

3. Thursday. Drawing till 2, dined; then Field called. Down town, at [Cornelius] Mathews, Picayune & Lantern Offices, Wells & Webb’s. Crossed

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-02-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Valentine's Day
Magic shows


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