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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 186, April 18-23, 1853

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Identifier: DX01260650

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 186, April 18-23, 1853

Description: Mentions meeting a neighbor who experiments with hermetically sealing food.



one afternoon hither and thither. Dog out with me, nearly always. One sunny afternoon to the Battery, where I met [Alfred] Waud & [Charles] Damoreau, who had there rested after a half days search for a boarding-house, the which they found in Warren Street. All supped together, then Waud & I to the Gymnasium, joining Brown at the house afterwards where he was writing to his Italian donzella [Beatrice Prideaux]. The weather all the week alternately sunny & delectable, or dismally wet. Thunder storm on Thursday evening.

23. Saturday. Drawing. Made acquaintance with a neighbouring room-occupant and his boy. Stout short English-looking American, hath been experimenting during the preceeding [preceding] four months, creating thereby damnable smells as I can bear testimony. Dipping hams, potatoes, edibles of all sorts in a liquid preparation of Gutta-percha, thereby coating them, & her metically sealing them from the air for any length of time. His boy in and out all the morning. Will Kidder came. / Dined at 2, as wont, then down town, with dog, Picayune Office, Post Office, Engravers cock loft in Fulton Street, then to the sunny Battery and there read for three hours or so, Bleak House, the current number, & divers “Punchs” & “Examiners.” Dog disporting herself to any extent. Return. To Franklin Street, where I found

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1853-04-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
19th century
Books and reading


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