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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 203, May 22-28, 1853

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Identifier: DX01278276

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 203, May 22-28, 1853

Description: Describes rowing with Alfred Waud and Charles Damoreau near Castle Garden.


[Alfred Waud and Charles] Damoreau rowed me about on the broad river in the solemn moonlight, Castle Garden windows lit up and clang of music issuing thenceforth into the night. Latter part of the aquatic hour disagreable, inasmuch as the rowers quarrelled an [and] an oar was lost & not recovered till much rowing hither & thither. Supped at Erfords & each to his bed by 10.

23 22. Monday. Drawing, down town visits & Gymnasium. Waud with me at the latter.

24 23. Tuesday. Wet day. Drawing, & down town. Evening to Wallacks. “Don Cesar” & “Used up.” Drenching rain on leaving.

25 24. Wednesday. Drawing &c. Think it was this day, or yesterday that I got a note from [William] Barth, with $20, bidding me go pay a Washington Market Butcher with it, which I did. Recollect not what in the evening, probably Gymnasium. Or called at Warren Street for Waud, and ascending devious and confusedly contrived staircases to the house-top, found Damoreau alone in small room, writing to his Italian inamorata [Beatrice Prideaux]. Tarried awhile then through dank and rainy streets to room [290 Broadway] & bed. This one evening, can’t recall which.

26. Thursday. Drawing. Being over at Brooklyn in the afternoon, called on [Charles Bailey] Seymour, and after a cup of tea, we passed over to New York together; called at “Times” Office, then up town to Gymnasium. Waud there.

26 27 and 27 28. Friday. Can’t detail with any minuteness, having

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-05-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.)
Boats and boating


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