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Identifier: DX09966328

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 136, July 13-17, 1851

Description: Mentions being ill and visiting Morey.


and again return, (if of no great thought or education,) go back quite Anti Republican. / When I got back to [222] Washington Street, found the folks all in converse. / I think the greatest snob not unfrequently lionizes most ‘mong common place people, unless we book readers care to cut him out in a cool way, Now here’s our comic man Keating, — he’s a good humored fellow, has a smattering of information, & that’s all; selects White as his butt, who has more sense & earnestness by far than he. Dismal creatures these “funny men”, as are all who must be shining. I miss Alf Waud extremely.

14 Monday. Drawing the “Monkey picture” on wood all the morning &c. Evening to New York, purchasing the current number of [Frederick] Gleason, with my “Castle William” drawing in it. To Mr [Joseph] Greatbatchs, & there all the evening. No letters either from home, or Alf Waud.

15. Tuesday. To New York. Passing by [Thomas W.] Strongs was called in, with him mutually to condemn the result of an Engravers labours on the “Running with Machine.” The unhappy wretch had actually flayed my drawing; inasmuch that Strong wouldn’t use the block nor would I have him to. Engraver (Knight) was his name didn’t get paid, & intimated his intention of going to Boston, there to offer his valuable services to Gleason. / Posted note for Alf & newspapers. Then making a drawing of block of houses in Broadway, to the interest of pedestrians. While thus engaged was accosted by Ben Haun, who told me that he was that day going off down east for his health. Back, and at Brooklyn during the remainder of the day.

16. Wednesday. Ill all day, bile &c, emetic taking, vomiting and in pain all the time, unable to do anything. Folks very kind about me, in special the good tempered wife of the man in next room. Mrs Dunsier Born in Maine, with a good tempered “Bermodha” [Bermuda] born hus-band.

17. Thursday. Drawing till sunset, and so little content with the result, that I then obliterated all, to commence again. To [174] Mulberry Street. Still no letters. Out with Joe [Greatbatch] & the boys [Fred and Edward Greatbatch] to Moreys. There, invited to brandy and water-imbibition by him, in conjunction with two other arrivals, one of whom was full of a recent encounter with an Irish carman, in which he had been victor. Morey playing fiddle, sitting on a bed

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-07-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Castle Williams (New York, N.Y.)
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
19th century


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