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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 75, April 8-12, 1851

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Identifier: DX01006920

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 75, April 8-12, 1851

Description: Mentions that Alfred Waud accepted a job in Boston at the rate of $15 per week.


8. Tuesday. Drenching rain and boisterous wind all day. Drawing [John N.] Genin’s caps. Alf [Waud] opposite me, drawing picture frames for his boss. Evening commenced a letter to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn].

9. Wednesday. A call on [William] Roberts, leaving [Thomas] Picton’s portrait with him for engraving. Then to Dykink, and to Genins, found the latter dining in the liquor saloon below his store, and meekly enow, (—on a plate of beef and potatoes and turnips “mixed.”) To the Post-Office, to the Battery leaving newspapers and letters for [William] Barth, and then, returning called at Holts [168 Duane St.], learning that Dillon [Mapother] and Mr [Henry] Hart were in the country. Drawing during the afternoon, and writing in the evening.

10. Thursday. Strolled to the depot of the New Haven Railroad, and learnt the time of the cars leaving for New Rochelle, thinking of going thither to morrow. Returning drawing Genins caps, and a design for a poster for the “Era.” Engaged on the latter all day. Mr Johns calling in the morning, and Joe [Greatbatch] in the evening. By this days mail, [Arthur] Mason receives a letter, announcing the death of an elder brother. Joe reading Boccace, Alf the “Indicator.”

11. Friday. Drawing at the “Era” poster till afternoon, then down town with it. Marvellously approved of. To Wells and Webb’s, to [Warren] Butlers, a call at [Hardin] Andrews, (he out,) then to Park Place seeing the boys [Fred and Pelham Anderson] and Mac, then returned. Alf has received a visit from a messenger from Boston, closing with his terms of $15 per week. So he anticipates going next week.

12. Saturday. To the New Haven Railroad depot by 9, and there paid my thirty cents for acceleration to New Rochelle, designing a visit, as promised to Mr Hart and Dillon. A fine sunny breezy morning, promising a warm day. Well-dressed folks in the cars, male and female, a supercilious woman kissed by man parting with her, then resorting to paper

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-04-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Railroad travel


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