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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 39, October 9-13, 1849

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Identifier: DX08945488

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 39, October 9-13, 1849

Description: Mentions his drawing work and his need for a coat.


9. Tuesday. Drawing, sans interruption. \ Ben [Haun] practicing too in the morning. After supper, talk among the fellows about fires, and divers anecdotes of the “b’hoys” who run “wid der Machine.” Ben’s half lament that he has no “excitement” at all now.

10. Wednesday. To New York, posted letter for M [Mary Bilton], sent off 2 drawings on blocks to Philadelphia, then to William St. Bowery, calling on Baker, in his new diggings; leaving block with [Silenus] Brinsley’s name to be cut by him. (Bye the bye he’s been’s absent since Sunday; — drunk and ill at a Tavern, Infelix senex!) Drawing the rest of the day.

11. Thursday. Drawing. A letter from [John] Sartain, and that in not the civillest vein in the world. Crossed by the drawings on their way there.

[12. Friday through 13. Saturday] Drawing. Ben Haun practising on a list of the names of the “Apollo Association of Jersey City,” in my room. On Saturday afternoon, having finished the other two blocks, went to Wall Street, and dispatched them, (with my bill) to Philadelphia. And returning through the busy streets, down which a sharp northwind was driving, reminding me of my extreme need of a great coat, — and crossing on the crowded ferry boat, in the chill “gloaming” of the evening; — gazing on the multitudinous streams of life around me, — on the barge “Empire of Troy,” with her fires glowing, bells ringing, busy people embarking; — on the western

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1849-10-09

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Clothing and dress
Publishers and publishing
Fire fighters
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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