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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 147, June 23-24, 1852

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Identifier: DX01144999

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 147, June 23-24, 1852

Description: Mentions almost getting hit by a falling statuette of George Washington.

Transcription:

morning.

24. Thursday. Did Reveille Rebusses and one minor cut. Down town, left big drawing at Dickensons, Rebusses at Lockingtons then to Goslings and dined at leisure. Called at Lanterns and at the Sachem Office, where I narrowly missed getting my head smashed by the fall of a statuette of [George] Washington, which came down with direful crash on the table about three inches from my head, and broke all to smithereens. It couldnt stand [Thomas] Pictons Second Number, though plaster of Paris. Left, to room, did chores &c, wrote awhile. Lockingtons Aztec came with block. This fellow’s a singular animal, talks nasally, looks like a yaller nigger, is horribly dirty, smells a mile off, is ruptured, has something the matter with his feet, has lived

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1852-06-23

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Artists
Diaries

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