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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 22, September 3-7, 1849

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Identifier: DX08873782

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 22, September 3-7, 1849

Description: Mentions a potential student who wishes to learn architectural drawing, witnessing the launching of the ship ''General Taylor,'' and his melancholy disposition as George Bolton's departure date for England approaches.


landrdy round among the Engravers and publishers. No success. Evening a walk with George [Bolton] and [Jabez] Wing.

4. Tuesday. Wrote a note for Benjamin F. Walker — the individual who applied some month’s back to learn architectural drawing — telling him I’d teach him for half a dollar a lesson. Left it at his residence. Also went to Nilis’ the little Frenchman in Twelfth Street. Rode home. Evening to New York with George [Bolton], after a melancholy walk about Jersey. Chill, dark night, and mourful [mournful] among the trees. At a book auction, Broadway, where George bought [George] Crabbe. He has taken a berth in the “Philadelphia.”

[5. Wednesday through 6. Thursday] Reading, idling, matagrabolizing. Two intensely miserable days. All my rounds done in New York; — all in fact done that could be, and no starting for Quakerdom, as George goes on Saturday, and I must see him off. Rain incessant. Musquitoes to the body, melancholy to the mind. Thoughts of dragooning and 155 Greenwich Street — Shall I come to that. / A wet walk on Thursday evening with George to the deserted pork store, and with him while purchasing lamps and provant.

7. Friday. Going to the Ferry with George, there met Ben Haun, who gave us the news that “Gineral Taylor” was about to cross in half an hour. So, desirous of having a peep at “Old Zac” we bided the time. Guns fired off from opposite side, the [Aresseth?] nearing

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1849-09-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Publishers and publishing
Books and reading
Rain and rainfall
Armed Forces


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