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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 170, March 18-20, 1853

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Identifier: DX01257140

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 170, March 18-20, 1853

Description: Describes a visit to Staten Island with Charles Damoreau.


and the returned up gusty, windy moonlit Broadway to my solitary cock-loft [290 Broadway].

19. Saturday. Drawing. [Alfred] Waud came at 11, sick. He takes sickness as twere a personal wrong, bearing it with extreme ferocity. Staying till 2, he then returned to his boarding house, to lay up. / I dined, then with many drawings on wood to Wells & Webbs, thence to [Thomas W.] Strongs, anon to Picayune Office. To the Engravers in Fulton Street. [Joseph H.] Brightly, Holcomb & [Frank] Leslie there. / Bought [Michel de] Montaigne. Return to room, supped at Sweeney’s, thence to Canal Street, bootmakers, thence to Bowery. Down Chatham Street, called at [Frank] Royals, sat with him and two good-humored but marvellously prosy Englishmen then till 10 or so. To Fulton Street, finding Brightly at work on my drawing, then room & bed.

20. Sunday. [Charles] Brown (alias Damoreau) came. At Erford’s where I fed, then together for a days ramble, Staten-Islanding. A lovely day, summer anticipated, warm sun, cloudless tranquil sky & quiet everywhere. Arrived at the Island, called at [Alfred] Swinton’s, and with him & brother accompanying, took a long walk coasting (or near it) the island to the Old Fort. The building dismantled now, but egress and ingress forbidden it being

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-03-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
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