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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 193, May 2-3, 1853

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Identifier: DX01264166

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 193, May 2-3, 1853

Description: Describes a visit to the Crystal Palace with Price.


even, then to “Illustrated News Office.” Back and work. Down town again. Picayune Office, Wells & Webb &c. Return & dined at Erford’s, then to Beach Street, as appointed. But Lotty [Kidder] was sick, and could not go as intended with me for the Sun to take her portrait. There was an amusing scene in the Hall. A certain boarder seeking to depart without payment of arrears, carman & vehicle at door; trunks & boxes in passage, & [Moses] Morse & [John] Whytal forbidding their removal. Little Whytal sate on box and defied the defaulter in democratic phrase; Morse did the respectably legal business. Finally the unprincipled one had to cash up. / To room [290 Broadway] and drawing. [Alfred] Waud came at 6. / Supped & to Gymnasium, [Joseph] Brightly came thither anon in search of Waud, who came not. / I stayed till the close, then quietly to my room.

3. Tuesday. Down town for blocks, meeting [Thomas] Picton & another on the way. Drawing in room till 2. Dined, as wont, at Erfords, then down town, to Wells & Webbs, & then Picayune Office. Price preposing that we should visit the now-erecting Crystal Palace we entred the Sixth Avenue Cars and were soon rattling [word crossed out] uptownwards, through sunny dusty streets. Arrived at the spot, my first impression of the building was that of extreme disappointment. It is small, compared to what one expects. Very busy scene all about, Price,

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1853-05-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Crystal Palace (New York, N.Y.)


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