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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 167, March 12-13, 1853

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Identifier: DX01255637

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 167, March 12-13, 1853

Description: Mentions that Charley Brown has officially changed his name to Charles Francois Damoreau.


part of the day. Down town to Picayune Office at nightfall. Return, after supping at Sweeney’s. [Charles] Brown and [Alfred] Waud came. (The latter however, is now, nominally defunct, being transformed into Charles Francois Damoreau.) They both get to reading, I to drawing; when presently in came Kelly, Dillon [Mapother]’s hearty Irish friend, who hath been Canal surveying in Jersey. He & another with him went out to feed, after a talk, anon he returned, and we all turned out. But the fire bells ringing continuously, Brown & Waud set off at speed down Broadway and I followed. But the other twain did out-run me. Reached the spot, the end of Wall St, by the East River. Engines, a crowd, mud and water, great tumult, smoke & thats all. Stayed there half an hour, returned alone, to Erfords, found Kelly & crony there. With them till 12, then to bed.

13. Sunday. The three called. Waud called again after dinner. Out with him, to the Battery. A sunny, breezy, tranquil walk. Brightly & Mrs Warner at the Battery. Waud and I unable to get a boat, crossed to Brooklyn by the Hamilton Avenue Ferry, meeting Davis on the way. Returned anon, walked up to Reade Street together, where we parted. I supped at Sweeny’s, then drew till 11, finishing big drawing for the Harpers. Then

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-03-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Irish
Fire alarms
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)


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