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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 34, September 27-30, 1849

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Identifier: DX08924368

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 34, September 27-30, 1849

Description: Mentions reading Rabelais aloud to Ben Haun, his dislike of Edward Heylyn, and Joe Greatbatch's upcoming departure for Middletown, Connecticut.


[James] Renwick’s, the architect he met with when in New York. There some time then parted and I to Jersey. Drawing card for [Silenus] Brinsley in the afternoon. In the evening to the Schnieders [a tailor]. Found him in company with another of the children of Israel — a shoe-maker who has taken the store formerly occupied by Joe [Greatbatch] and George [Bolton]. Crossed to New York and a walk about the Park and Broadway, the going into a book auction purchased [Percy Bysshe] Shelley for $1.25.

28. Friday. Drawing all day. Evening put down erroneously.

29. Saturday. To New York. Hunting about to find the new place of Baker, the Engraver, Heylyn with me —. To Wells and Webb’s for wood-blocks, for [John] Sartain. Letter from M [Mary Bilton] in the afternoon. Had one from my mother [Naomi Gunn] and Samuel [Gunn] in the early part of the week. Drawing. Evening reading bits from [Francois] Rabelais for the benefit of Ben Haun, uproarous combination thereat.

30. Sunday. Writing to my dear Mother and to Samuel. [Edward] Heyln over in the afternoon. (I don’t like the fellow — sensual silly and obstinate. His best quality is good-humour.) In the evening a walk about New York with “B’hoy” Ben and Jabez Wing. Joe [Greatbatch] over the greater part of the day doing his adieus, as to-morrow to Middletown, Connecticut.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1849-09-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Architects
Books and reading


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