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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 180, April 7-9, 1853

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Identifier: DX01257641

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 180, April 7-9, 1853

Description: Describes a dog that made its way upstairs to his room and stayed.


of his [William Barth’s] wedded life, he will have right little to complain of. So mote it be! / Drawing. Down town in afternoon. Calls at [Charles] Welden’s, Hannegan’s, “Picayune” Office, Lantern &c, (where [John] Brougham paid me $5 unasked.) Return up Broadway & Park, a sunny, exhilarating day, buds peeping out on trees, and grass lush & lusty-looking, bright glad sky overhead. Evening at Gymnasium, the which I enjoy amazingly. [Alfred] Waud there but for brief space.

8. Friday. Wrote a letter to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn]. Down town, & a Brooklyn call. Evening at the Gymnasium. [Charles] Damoreau there & Waud.

9 8. Saturday. Wrote to Barth. Down town calls, Post-Office &c Dining at Erfords, Kelly found me there. With him to Fulton Street, calling on Waud. Calls. Return to room [290 Broadway]. In the morning, as I sate writing, there had come a scratching at the door, and on it being opened in rushed a great [word crossed out] a dog; who, (her master having called in at some lower room,) had found her way upstairs, and there would stop, occasionally making discursive bolts along the passage, anon returning to my room. Presently she disappeared, and I having to go out, thought no more of her. But at eventide, lo, she comes scratching again, and I admitting him, conducted him herself as wont. I

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-04-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Dogs


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