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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 97, May 5-8, 1851

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Identifier: DX01016810

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 97, May 5-8, 1851

Description: Describes a letter from Alfred Waud about Charles Brown.


[words crossed out]. Wet through, and in acute pain from my knee all the afternoon; after supper Davis came, and at my request went out and got me some embrocation. After he had left, I got to bed, and have till this moment been lying therein, writing up the foregoing three and a half pages, uninterrupted, save by the good tempered fellows next door, who brought [brought] in a glass of ale, and are now abed talking to one another, in growling sociality.

6. Tuesday. Davis came with the picture of the firemen framed. Making a drawing for [William] Roberts during the morning. Mr [Henry] Hart and Dillon [Mapother] called severally. Sent a note to [William] Barth. Called at [168] Duane Street during the afternoon, and after sitting awhile, went on to [177] Canal. The [Elisha and Homer] Halls not in. Got a letter from Alf [Waud], [words crossed out]. News of [Charles] Brown; — that Lotty [Kidder] hath discarded him, ([words crossed out]!) — that he cares not; — says he’ll go South and wed an heiress; — he makes $12 a week, and (of course) spends it all, — taking no thought of his debts; — is smelling after some dirty sensuality; — is disliked and seen through by his fellow engravers, who use little delicacy in their manner to him; speaks “patronizingly” of me as “poor Tom!” Bah! / Drawing during the evening. Joe [Greatbatch] called.

7 Wednesday. Drawing during the forenoon. After dinner to Roberts, where I got the mahogany engraving for the Era. To Spruce Street. [Thomas] Picton not in. Met Atwood subsequently on Broadway. Evening to Canal Street, in Mr Hall’s room, in company with the old gentleman. Cross came. Subsequently I spake to him of the owing $10 for the engraving. Shall not get it. He both in reply to Mr Hall and myself, partly promised, partly pooh-poohed and partly bullied the charges against him.

8. Thursday. To Roberts, saw Rogers, the man who wants the drawing I have in hand, done. To “Era” Office; to the Room engaged by [Hardin] Andrews in

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-05-05

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Payment
19th century
Fire fighters
Wounds and injuries


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