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Identifier: DX01017261

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 98, May 8-10, 1851

Description: Mentions his work and a letter Elizabeth Dobson received from Charles Brown.


Fulton, to [Warren] Butlers. He has cut the “Porcupine” title beastly. A sketch to make, for painting to be placed over the store of Dyspepsia-butters quack vendor. Drawing during the afternoon. Evening to [168] Duane Street. Out with Mr [Henry] Hart & Dillon [Mapother], to the Tavern whereat Mr [Frank] Royal some-time-past accompanied me. Edwards, formerly fiddle-string maker now barman there. To the “Grapes” in Chamber Street subsequently, and a read at the English papers.

9. Friday. To [William] Roberts for block, thence to Butlers, and with him and the drawing to [Richard] Hutchings and [Joseph] Woodward “Picayune”-proprieters and medecine [medicine] vendors. There awhile, then to Post Office; met [Hardin] Andrews; then to the Era Office. “Tom Frank” there with first number of New York “Reveille.” [Thomas] Picton came, out with him, parted; I called at [John N.] Genins about ticket to Jenny Lind’s concert — then to dinner. Afternoon called again as appointed at Genins and Hutchings, then back, drawing, on the Roberts and Rogerian subject. Evening went, boy Vanderhoff accompanying me part of the way, to [177] Canal Street, where I found that Mr [Elisha] Hall and Homer Hall had left for Genessee to return the next week. Next to Franklin Street, saw Lotty [Charlotte Kidder]’s little brother [Will Kidder], left and to Butler home in Walker Street. Then sate conversing with him and his wife and a certain girl there till 11, pleasantly enough, sitting there laughing and the like, till on departing Butler declared he “wished that I’d come every evening.” [words crossed out] Bye the bye on calling at Canal, Mrs Dob [Elizabeth Dobson] showed me a letter she had received from [Charles] Brown, in consequence of her sending one to Worcester, his boss. He told her he thought her “mad” — and that “if she ever expected to get paid, that was not the way to induce it” and the like. Very irate was she. [words crossed out] She wasn’t over wise in writing the letter.

10. Saturday. Drawing on the block in the room looking into Greenwich Street during the morning. Mr Hart and Dillon dining here, after we cross the Barclay Street Ferry to Hoboken. Sultry afternoon, ramble over the fields,

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-05-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Working class women
19th century


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