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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 156, February 10-14, 1853

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Identifier: DX01250134

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 156, February 10-14, 1853

Description: Mentions attending an ''Amusement and Intellectual-Marriage-Accelerating Society'' meeting organized by Alfred Brown, including both men and women.


withal, to whom I talked great part of the time. She didn’t say aught very clever of or original, but was certainly the pleasantest object in the room. The Forfeits were a great success, I inventing divers ones for the nonce. Much of romping and kissing and general satisfaction. Reached my room about 1.

11. Friday. Down town & drawing &c. Naught of import.

12. Saturday. Down town, [Cornelius] Mathews, Reveille Office [Thomas W.] Strong’s, getting $ for blocks. Picayune Office, Lantern &c; — to room again. Down town again in afternoon, paid for Picayune work. Evening [Charles] Weldon coming for me took me home with him, where we supped and then had book talk till nigh upon 1, when I left bearing with me [Thomas] Carlyle’s life of Sterling, Saint Augustine’s Confessions, and Welden’s “Parhelion” in the rough.

13. Sunday. In the afternoon comes [Joseph H.] Brightly & [Charles] Brown, & [Alfred] Waud. To the Battery, noting the the sea & the sky and leaping about mid the snow. Supped at a place in Dey Street, then together to hear [E.H.] Chapin. Sherry at St Charles afterwards.

14. Monday. Drawing; Johns called. Down town. Evening indoors, Waud writing, I also.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-02-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)


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