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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 1, October 1-3, 1851

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Identifier: A0632-00003

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 1, October 1-3, 1851

Description: Describes his day looking for work.


4 x


October, 1851.

to December 30, 1851.

1 Wednesday. To the “Traveller Office, and many Nassau Street calls during the morning, which I recollect not now. [John B.] Holmes [Charles F.] Andersons, [Thomas W.] Strongs &c. Afternoon, call at Chamber Street, &c, to Castle Garden. Evening to Mrs [Rebecca] Kidders. News of Lotty [Kidder]. she being somewhat home-sick. / Had a smoke with [Arthur] Mason in his room, subsequently out together, he walking to [168] Duane Street with me.

2 Thursday. To Leonard Street, saw Hoopers, uncle and nephew, sitting in the room of the former, conversing with him and wife. To Stewarts with intent to sketch interior, but the magnifico-dry-goods merchant not being within, didn’t get authorized. To Beekman Street, to Strongs, talk with him, (met [William A.] Townsend there,) to Holmes. Learnt how that Brooks had been assaulted at his store; — (don’t like the bravo system of licking a man by deputy.) To Castle Garden, with note. Met Livers. Drawing in the afternoon and particularly dismal and matagrabolized. A letter from Mr [Henry] Hart, about to start for Cazonovia, making me an [words crossed out] offer of $20 for title and drawings to be put on map, in stone. Out after supper, turned in Book Auction, then to Liberty Street, learnt that [Joseph] Richardson was staying at Patten’s, went there, sat an hour, returned, talk to [Thomas] Fogarty, then bed.) Called on [Thomas] Picton also, in the morning.

3. Friday. Drawing little initials on wood. Took them to Holbrook. Agreed to have them, and more, provided I’d take orders for clothes, or, the like in payment. Got an order for breeks. Afternoon Scribbling to Castle Garden both fore and afternoon. Got note from [William] Barth. Returning

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-10-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Clothing and dress
Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.)
Assault and battery


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