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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 202, May 18-22, 1853

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Identifier: DX01277771

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 202, May 18-22, 1853

Description: Mentions reading and going to the theater.


the Exhibition building. Dont think they’ll get it done till August. Down town together [with John Savage] & I got out of omnibus at office. Dined. To room. Read the “Maiden & Married Life of Mary Powell,” writing awhile. Gymnasium in the Evening, cold bath afterwards. [Alfred] Waud & [Charles] Damoreau came towards the latter part of the evening. Walked down town together, Erfords. / Thunder and rain storm at midnight.

1918. Thursday. In doors writing all day, save for a run down to Picayune Office. Letters to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], and to [William] Barth. [Charles] Welden called for a few moments. Rain out o’ doors till the afternoon when day cleared, and sun light came out. / Evening [word crossed out] Burton’s.

2019. Friday. Drawing &c. Johns called, & dined with me. Afternoon down town, and thence to Brooklyn — Evening called at Beach Street, & playing whist in [Moses] Morse’s room with him, Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder & another. Below subsequently, & Lotty [Kidder] and her husband [John Whytal] coming, talked with Lotty awhile, leaving at 11.

210. Saturday. Drawing &c. [Joseph] Brightly called. Evening Gymnasium. Waud & Damoreau there.

22. Sunday. Waud & Damoreau came early, and as agreed off across the Hudson to the Jersey shore. A long day’s ramble to Fort Lee, the country all in its richest spring beauty, hot sunlight above. Dined on the way at a village tavern. Reaching Fort Lee, some ten miles or so from Hoboken, we returned by steamboat; thence walked to the Battery where we took a boat & Waud &

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-05-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Gymnasiums
Rain and rainfall
Card games
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Books and reading


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