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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 190, April 27-28, 1853

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Identifier: DX01262659

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 190, April 27-28, 1853

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


ting that my “Times” article was in type. Wherefore after supping I went to the Office, found him [Charles Welden] & [Charles Bailey] Seymour there, and looked over proof. Up town in company with Seymour. He to the Opera, I to Gymnasium. Glorious midsummerish weather.

28. Thursday. Article in “Times.” Drawing. Welden came. Had intent to accompany him to a Niagara panorama in the afternoon, but found [Charles] Damoreau at Erford’s; & with him to Staten Island, (calling at Fulton Street for [Alfred] Waud by the way, but he declined going.) A lovely day. Tarrying too long on the boat, we were conveyed to the lower landing place, and there disembarking, walked a sunny dusty mile back, dog conducting herself in a riotous and unseemly manner, rolling in puddles, begriming herself horribly, anon cleansing herself in salt water. Arrived at [Alfred] Swinton’s, found him with throat muffled up, at work in their pleasant parlour, all greenery and beauty outside the long windows, and solemn beautiful sunset light streaming in athwart the carpet; a little quail hopping about the room. Talked half hour, had wine & back to New York. Locked up dog, then supped at Erford’s. Sat till 8 or so, then Charley took his way to Warren St, I leaving him there intent on writing to his ladye [Beatrice Prideaux], went to Burton’s, there saw

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-04-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Gymnasiums


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