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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 168, March 13-15, 1853

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Identifier: DX01256138

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 168, March 13-15, 1853

Description: Mentions that Davis has stuffed his mattress with straw for him, but left the extra straw in his room.


feeling hot & unholy, walked down to Fulton Street to find [Alfred] Waud & [Joseph H.] Brightly, but they were not there. Met Holcomb, and to the “Rainbow” with him and other two. Anon to the “News” Office, with them till 12 1/2, then to room & bed.

14. Monday. To the Harpers with Brightly, introducing him; I got paid for drawings, he carried two away to engrave. To the Shades for ale. Met [Alfred] Swinton, Davis & Rogers there. To room drawing. Picayune work. Evening, Drawing. Davis came, with two fiddles. Got him to go purchase straw & restuff my mattrass [mattress], which he did leaving my room half full of the displaced straw. Down town anon, to the woodpeckers. A bitter, deathly cold night, and a raging wind blowing. Over to the “News” office, looking at drawings &c. [Charles] Brown & Waud returned with me, calling at “Shades” by the way.

15. Tuesday. Down town. Returned & drawing, after getting rid of my room-full of straw, the which I accomplished partly by burning, partly by pitching out of window, partly carrying down into cellar, (using an old coat as a sack. Waud called. A letter from [William] Barth. Is inclined to matrimonalize again. What will not plenty of leisure effect! (Barth got wed yesterday.) Drawing till 10, then to reading till 1. Finished [Thomas] Carlyle’s

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-03-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Domestic life
Books and reading


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