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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 191, April 28-30, 1853

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Identifier: DX01263161

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 191, April 28-30, 1853

Description: Mentions going to the theater.


the last act of a sort of melodrame yclep’d Civilization, (annexed from Voltaire,) & the “Merry Monarch.” Talk with Ben Haun, then to bed

29. Friday. Drawing till afternoon. To Cliff Street, & got home-parcel. To Post Office, then to room [290 Broadway]. Reading home letters. A book on angling, with M S comments by Leigh Hunt, some four or five useful, home-made knicknacks & letters. Very happy they made me for this day. Long letter from [William] Boutcher in Italy. To the Gymnasium. [Alfred] Waud not there. Carroll there. To Erford’s, where Waud & [Charles] Damoreau came anon.

30 29. Saturday. Drawing. Out by 1. To Lantern Office, Talk with [John] Brougham, chaffing Levy touching the price of one of his cuts. To Times Office, twice, saw [Henry J.] Raymond, the Editor, got $7. 50 for article. With Charles, (“Reveille” proprieter,) John Savage, (Irish patriot heretofore, & “Democratic Review” slasher, & clever fellow,) & [Charles] Welden to drink. Parting, Welden joined me at Erfords. Evening at a Book Sale in Park Row, buying books for Welden & Wilson, “Times Editor” No 2. in place of Theatre going as I had intended. Gymnasium afterwards. A nigger playing banjo & singing there, very picturesque scene in the dressing room, fellows with muscular

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-04-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Publishers and publishing
African Americans


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