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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 197, May 11-13, 1853

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Identifier: DX01266177

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 197, May 11-13, 1853

Description: States that he wonders what Charley Damoreau would think about him having Lotty Kidder's daguerreotype.


112. Wednesday. Drawing till 2. Down town after dinner. To Lantern Office. Got $3 paid. To tailors ordering summer clothes. Back, drawing. Evening at Gymnasium. [Alfred] Waud there. Carroll &c. Left at about 9 1/2 & to Beach Street. Talking with Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder] and others. Got daguerrotype. Leaving, called in at Erfords for a glass of ale, Waud & [Charles] Damoreau there. I wonder now, what Charley would have thought had he known I had Lotty’s portrait in pocket. But I told him not — why should I?

12. Thursday. Drawing. Waud in room with me all the morning. Afternoon, little Edward Greatbatch came. Out, to Brooklyn — Return.

13 12. Friday. Down town with some 16 or more drawings on wood. To Wells & Webb, then Harpers, anon [Thomas W.] Strongs. Dining at Erfords, Waud & Damoreau found me there, & all three off to Staten Island. Rambling about Clifton Park, trees clad in bright spring verdure, sky darkly, deeply beautifully blue, thicket, copse & pod all most lovely to look upon, everything so peacefully, holily tranquil. Finding a dismantled cottage we by using beam as battering room essayed to render it still more picturesque, and effectted much damage, till a hornet’s next being laid bare we were off. Sundry drinks, and to New York by

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-05-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Daguerreotype
Clothing and dress


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