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Identifier: DX01002888

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 66, March 16-19, 1851

Description: Comments on books he borrowed from Thomas Picton.


of student riots, the Fronde, Louis le Grand, Mazarin, Richelieu; down to modern Paris, with the good looking, curly haired, bearded student, the owner en blouse, the grisette a la Paul de Kock, the dashing [word crossed out] stylish courtesan “lorette;” — all these exquisitely drawn. How one relishes turning over the leaves of such a book. [words crossed out] This, and also Songes Drolatiques by [Francois] Rabelais with quaint, droll illustrations by Maitre Alcofribas himself; the which (with a volume of the “Era”) I borrowed, intending copying) and about 11 left, and had a wet walk home; [Thomas] Picton going a little way. A pleasant evening, [words crossed out] Much did it please me to see him pay respect to his old grandmother, and hear her call him “Thomas.”

17. Monday. Letter writing, and drawing. Rabelais’ Songes Drolatique. Evening Cross and Homer [Hall] up for a brief space. In the morning a note from [word crossed out] [Hardin] Andrews, desiring to see me.

18. Tuesday. Lying on the bed all day, with head and limbs aching having passed a miserably restless night. Snow and hail out of doors. Alf Waud at work on Mrs Dob [Elizabeth Dobson]’s portrait beside me. Mr [Henry] Hart called in the morning. Couldn’t do anything but growl all day. Sent a note to Andrews.

19. Wednesdy. Being all right or nearly so, walked down town. Met [Charles F.] Anderson, who taking my arm turned me back and conversed apropos of the Washington competition for the space of a block or so. [words crossed out] To the Post Office and dispatched letters. [word crossed out] Scorpianic Mearson. To a job-printing Office where I saw the “Colonel.” Got the sketch I made eight months ago for title to the “Porcupine,” with instructions to put it on the wood. “Cast your bread on the waters and after many days it shall be returned unto you .” Left, met Dillon Mapother, and with him to [Warren] Butlers; — joined Mr Hart in Fulton, and together to the Exchange in Wall Street, where I left them, and returned to

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-03-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Books and reading


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