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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 111, June 1-7, 1851

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Identifier: DX01023129

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 111, June 1-7, 1851

Description: Mentions his work and comments briefly on imposters who claim the ability to summon spirits of the dead.

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June.

1. Sunday. To [Charles F.] Anderson’s Office, drawing for half an hour, Joe [Greatbatch] and Fred [Anderson] there. Walked to the South Ferry, crossed to Brooklyn, and from thence to Governors Island. The wind rising shrilly and strong during the afternoon induced me to stay the night. Long book talk in the evening with [William] Barth.

2. Monday. Crossed after breakfast, and to Wall Street. Drawing all day. Mac[Namara] in often — narrating how he hath had a row with Anderson, and designeth quitting. Dillon [Mapother] called in the evening. Writing.

3. Tuesday. At the Wall Street Office all day; completed landscape greatly to J B Holmes’ content, and with reason. Letter and newspaper from Alf [Waud]. Dillon called, designing a walk. Writing until far into the night. Letter to Alf &c. Critique on the Boston illustrated paper a la “Exterminater”.

4. Wednesday. Drawing all day the “Running with Machine” picture on wood. [Henry] Holt came and borrowed $5. Davis called. Designed writing all the evening, but the light of the blessed sunset fell so beautifully on the trees adjacent, that I sallied out. To [168] Duane Street, out with Mr [Henry] Hart to the Battery, cigars and converse. Subsequently in the Park. Talk of the Fox imposters [Leah, Kate, and Maggie Fox], Spirited Knockings &c. This age which cavils at Christianity able to credit that departed spirits will at the summons of paid imposters play antics applicable to Puck and Friar Rush. Bah! / Returned at 1/2 past 9, and commenced letter for [William] Boutcher.

5. Thursday. Drawing all day. Evening passed, I think in doors, writing &c. Joe called.

6. Friday. Drawing. Dillon Mapother called in the evening; and about 9 I went out with him; glass of ale & a glance at the London papers at Reade Street.

7. Saturday. To Post Office with letter for Boutcher. Drawing all day. No embassy from Holmes with the $7. After supper off to

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1851-06-01

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Spiritualism
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)
Parks
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Mediums
Payment

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