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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 182, April 10-12, 1853

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Identifier: DX01258644

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 182, April 10-12, 1853

Description: Mentions visits to his gymnasium.


I to Beach Street; Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder], Lotty [Kidder] & some folk of either sex. There till 11.

11. Monday. Down town early. Calls. Returning, called on [Charles] Welden. To room [290 Broadway]. Welden joined me at dinner, and together to Ottignons, there talking with Wood anent the coming Exhibition, & reporting it in “Times.” [Charles F.] Briggs there practising. In the fencing room where the snob Hammersley, (who delivered the Risleys Thames Panorama discourse,) was giving lessons. Return, making calls. Down town. Wells & Webb &c, supped at Welden’s, thence to room. Called at Mrs Kidders for boy Will [Kidder], — blind mans but &c &c romping going on. Promised to join ‘em later in the evening, at off to Gymnasium, calling at Weber’s by the way. An hours hard exercise, then returned to Beach Street. All playing cards. Talked with [Moses] Morse of Books &c. Stayed till nigh midnight, then to room & dog. Getting excellent friends together.

12. Tuesday. Disagreable, matagrabolized day, dull & after noon wet. Working, lazily or stupidly, till evening, when I mended. Down town once, calls at Wells & Webb & Spottiswoode for not-yet-come parcel. Morse called for a few seconds. Welden called — told me how my M S had had a narrow escape from the destruction to which some scores

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-04-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Gymnasiums


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