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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 201, May 16-18, 1853

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Identifier: DX01277266

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 201, May 16-18, 1853

Description: Comments on his Uncle Mapleson upon his aunt, Anna Mapleson, leaving him.


or otherwise. Now this fashionable well whiskered & hair dyed knave [Gunn’s Uncle Mapleson] played the outwardly respectable for a mightily long time. But he was fairly judged by my good old dead & gone grandfather long long ago. It is the fitting corollary of it. How many folks I now can think of whose youth gave promise of what they have since fallen to. Evening Gymnasium, & Mr [Joseph] Greatbatchs.

176. Tuesday. Drawing. Down town by 1, Picayune Office & tailors &c Call at [Richard B.] Hutching’s “Time Piece” &c Dined at Rainbow. Return to Office & drawing. [John] Whytal came, sat & smoked, & told me of his wooing and wedding Lotty [Kidder]. Left at 6, I supped, then to “Chinese Rainbow,” John Owens Alpine Rambles & ascent up Mout Blanc. A clever colloquial, monologic, panoramic exhibition. At its’ close strolled into Gymnasium & there found [Alfred] Waud & [Charles] Damoreau. Walking down Broadway together met Baudoin & drank together at the “Star.”

187. Wednesday. Down town early with drawings. Called at Times Office for [Charles] Welden. Talking awhile, then off up town with intent to visit the Crystal Palace. Call on Webb, at Novello’s store. Met John Savage, drinking with him. Anecdote of [Thomas] Picton. [Charles Bailey] Seymour met him the other day, in tears, blubbering, — and was told of the death of his grandmother, and entreated to put it in Times. So he did, and next day Picton writes a flaming & enfuriate letter vilifying ‘em for it! Took cars & to Reservoir, over & about

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-05-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Gymnasiums
Crystal Palace (New York, N.Y.)
Publishers and publishing


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