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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 160, February 21-23, 1853

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Identifier: DX01252133

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 160, February 21-23, 1853

Description: Mentions having difficulty obtaining a room at Alfred Waud's boarding house.


and [Joseph H.] Brightly for whom I called to supper. To Office again, subsequently, with [Alfred] Waud. I writing. Pain gone but horribly weak.

22. Tuesday. Drawing & down town. To Franklin Street for meals. [Charles] Welden called, requesting me as I intended to hear Theodore Parker lecture at the Tabernacle this night, to take his wife also. Down town with him, to the "Times" Office; — introduced to [Henry J.] Raymond the Editor. Office again. Evening to the Lecture, with Mrs Welden. 'Twas on "The Caucasian Race & Anglo Saxonism." First of the varieties of race, and superiority of the one chosen, then historical of its branches, and their migrations; of the Teutonic stock, and thence immediately to the Anglo & American Saxon. A good lecture, with some bold out-speakings anent Slavery.

23. Wednesday. [Charles] Brown returns from Boston; and I having to give up occupation of his room, and the indecisive mistress of the boarding house having played fast & loose about the room designed for me, I quit. There's a fellow at that house who has brains & can talk well. One [Fayette] Robinson a tall, black haired, haggard looking Virgininian. He has been in the Army, and travelled extensively & seen much. What ever subject may be broached, he can talk on it

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1853-02-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Lectures and lecturing
Race relations


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