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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 46, October 30-November 1, 1849

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Identifier: DX08975098

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 46, October 30-November 1, 1849

Description: Mentions looking unsuccessfully for the ''Wenham,'' which was supposed to be in port, and accepting small drawing jobs in order to avoid being idle.


day next for payment — (which I don’t think they can avoid.) Called at [Warren] Butlers for block, and in the evening made the sketch for it. This day got a letter from Mr. [Abraham] Hart (enquiring price of “Cholera [in Gotham]” Sketches).

31. Wednesday. Drew Butlers thing on the wood “a la Gilbert,” in the morning. In the afternoon took it over to him, and got another little thing to do for a dollar and half. No matter. I’d refuse nothing, however poorly paid, rather than be idle. Returning, having seen by the paper that the old Wenham was in port walked down all the quays on the North River, with the intent to have a look at her — but could-not find her. Mighty cold. Over to town again, with [Jabez] Wing in the evening — seeing about an overcoat in Chatham Street — as the weather is cruelly chilly.


1. Thursday. Drawing little vase with flowers for Butler in the morning. Deathlike cold all the time too. In the afternoon putting portfolios and drawings in order. Evening bit of a walk out into the clear frosty night with Wing — enquiring about prices of stove. Boy came for block.

2. Friday. Twice over to New York, to Dewitts and Davenports, to get [John] Sartain’s bill on them turned into paper four and two pences. Effected it the second time. Then walked down unlimited docks in the East River for the rest of the afternoon, but did not find

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1849-10-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Publishers and publishing
Clothing and dress


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