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The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
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Page 001Front cover.
Page 002Front flyleaf, signed by Thomas Butler Gunn.
Page 003Gives the date range of entries for the diary.
Page 004Blank page.
Page 005 [01-01-1852]Describes the events of New Years Day, 1852.
Page 006 [01-02-1852]Mentions seeing Lola Montez dance.
Page 007 [01-03-1852]Mentions picking up his paintings because they will not be raffled after all.
Page 008 [01-05-1852]Mentions Mrs. Dunsier's miscarriage.
Page 009 [01-07-1852]Mentions drawing a burlesque of the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers.
Page 010 [01-10-1852]Mentions a visit to Mrs. Kidder.
Page 011 [01-11-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 012 [01-14-1852]Mentions discussing illustrating ''Chanticleer'' with the author Cornelius Mathews.
Page 013 [01-15-1852]Mentions Alf Waud's return to New York, and describes his adventures along the way.
Page 014 [01-16-1852]Mentions Alf Waud's return to New York, and describes his adventures along the way.
Page 015 [01-16-1852]Describes an evening spent with Moorhouse and others in their boarding house.
Page 016 [01-18-1852]Describes an evening spent with Moorhouse and others in their boarding house.
Page 017 [01-18-1852]Mentions the frozen East River.
Page 018 [01-20-1852]Describes the winter scene in New York.
Page 019 [01-22-1852]Describes a sleigh ride taken with William Barth and Joe Greatbatch.
Page 020 [01-24-1852]Mentions Frank Bellew farming an engraving off to Swinton and Fay.
Page 021 [01-26-1852]Mentions a meeting with Woodward regarding Gunn's work.
Page 022 [01-26-1852]Comments on Frank Bellew.
Page 023 [01-26-1852]Comments on the state of the ''Traveler'' periodical.
Page 024 [01-26-1852]Comments briefly on Holbrook's situation.
Page 025 [02-02-1852]Mentions an illness.
Page 026 [02-05-1852]Describes the return of Lotty to New York and her comments on Southern women.
Page 027 [02-08-1852]Describes the return of Lotty to New York.
Page 028 [02-09-1852]Mentions selling a block to astrologer Roback.
Page 029 [02-10-1852]Describes attending Goodall's benefit theater performance.
Page 030 [02-11-1852]Describes attending Goodall's benefit theater performance.
Page 031 [02-11-1852]Describes attending Goodall's benefit theater performance.
Page 032 [02-12-1852]Mentions a discussion with Richardson about Richardson's recent visit to Niagara.
Page 033 [02-13-1852]Mentions conversations with various men at the ''Lantern'' office.
Page 034 [02-14-1852]Describes the first meeting of the Lantern Club.
Page 035 [02-15-1852]Describes a visit to Mrs. Kidder's residence and the people there.
Page 036 [02-16-1852]Mentions receiving two parcels from his family in England.
Page 037 [02-17-1852]Mentions a ''bust'' in which Alf Waud, Roberts, Swinton and Fay got Schenk drunk before his departure for Boston.
Page 038 [02-18-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 039 [02-21-1852]Mentions his boredom with the latest meeting of the Lantern Club.
Page 040 [02-22-1852]Mentions meeting Lotty at his boarding house and walking back with her to her mother's boarding house.
Page 041 [02-24-1852]Mentions an incident at his boarding house in which dinner was delayed.
Page 042 [02-24-1852]Comments on Mrs. Kidder.
Page 043 [02-24-1852]Comments on Mrs. Kidder.
Page 044 [02-24-1852]Comments on his mother.
Page 045 [02-24-1852]Comments on his mother.
Page 046 [02-25-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 047 [02-27-1852]Describes an incident at his boarding house.
Page 048 [02-29-1852]Describes an incident at his boarding house.
Page 049 [02-29-1852]Describes an incident at his boarding house.
Page 050 [03-01-1852]Mentions his day's work and visits.
Page 051 [03-01-1852]Mentions a visit from Joe Greatbatch and looking for a room with Alf Waud.
Page 052 [03-02-1852]Mentions letting a room in a building on Broadway for $5 per month.
Page 053 [03-03-1852]Mentions making purchases for his new room with Alf Waud.
Page 054 [03-06-1852]Describes his move to his new room.
Page 055 [03-07-1852]Mentions a visit to William Barth on Governors Island, and hearing a ''brimstony'' sermon.
Page 056 [03-07-1852]Comments on Lotty Kidder.
Page 057 [03-10-1852]Mentions a visit to Warren Butler and meeting Ben and John Haun in the street.
Page 058 [03-11-1852]Mentions the calls and work of his day.
Page 059 [03-12-1852]Comments briefly on his diary entries of late.
Page 060 [03-14-1852]Mentions an argument with Alfred Waud.
Page 061 [03-15-1852]Mentions that he has not seen Alfred Waud lately.
Page 062 [03-18-1852]Mentions a visit to the Dunsier's residence in Brooklyn.
Page 063 [03-19-1852]Mentions a birthday party in Brooklyn he attended with Mrs. Dunsier.
Page 064 [03-20-1852]Mentions calls he made.
Page 065 [03-23-1852]Describes attending a ball on Governors Island.
Page 066 [03-24-1852]Describes attending a ball on Governors Island.
Page 067 [03-26-1852]Mentions his calls and drawing work.
Page 068 [03-26-1852]Comments on his recent diary writing habits.
Page 069 [03-30-1852]Describes a conversation with Charles Welden about his wife, a boarder at the Franklin Street boarding house.
Page 070 [03-30-1852]Describes a conversation with Charles Welden about his wife, a boarder at the Franklin Street boarding house.
Page 071 [03-30-1852]Describes a lecture by E.H. Chapin on John Hampden.
Page 072 [03-30-1852]Describes a lecture by E.H. Chapin on John Hampden.
Page 073 [03-30-1852]Describes a lecture by E.H. Chapin on John Hampden.
Page 074 [03-30-1852]Describes a lecture by E.H. Chapin on John Hampden.
Page 075 [03-30-1852]Describes a lecture by E.H. Chapin on John Hampden.
Page 076 [04-01-1852]Mentions his drawing work and feeling ill.
Page 077 [04-04-1852]Mentions seeing the engraver Knight, who pretended not to recognize him.
Page 078 [04-04-1852]Mentions a conversation with Fay about ''The Count of Monte Cristo.''
Page 079 [04-05-1852]Mentions that Joe Butler did not leave for California.
Page 080 [04-06-1852]Comments on a production of Shakespeare's ''Twelfth Night.''
Page 081 [04-08-1852]Comments on the restaurant ''Rainbow.''
Page 082 [04-09-1852]Mentions that Woodward has left the ''Lantern.''
Page 083 [04-10-1852]Mentions that the Anderson family had hard times the previous winter.
Page 084 [04-11-1852]Mentions that he has started to write �The Physiology of New York Boarding Houses.�
Page 085 [04-13-1852]Comments on the weather of the day resembling life.
Page 086 [04-14-1852]Comments on John Brougham.
Page 087 [04-14-1852]Comments on Alf Waud, and wonders if he will ever see Mary Bilton again.
Page 088 [04-15-1852]Describes having a tooth pulled.
Page 089 [04-16-1852]Mentions his daily visits and drawing work.
Page 090 [04-17-1852]Describes a meeting of the Lantern Club.
Page 091 [04-17-1852]Describes a meeting of the Lantern Club.
Page 092 [04-18-1852]Gives his thoughts on attending church.
Page 093 [04-19-1852]Describes feeling ill.
Page 094 [04-20-1852]Mentions Joe Greatbatch visiting and reading to him.
Page 095 [04-22-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 096 [04-24-1852]Mentions another meeting of the Lantern Club.
Page 097 [04-25-1852]Describes a visit to Mr. Charles at Hoboken.
Page 098 [04-25-1852]Describes a visit to Mr. Charles at Hoboken.
Page 099 [04-26-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 100 [04-27-1852]Discusses receiving a portrait of his mother.
Page 101 [04-27-1852]Describes a visit to Mrs. Kidder's residence.
Page 102 [04-28-1852]Mentions an invitation from Mr. Davis to visit his Long Island bath house in the summer.
Page 103 [04-29-1852]Mentions a visit to Mr. Greatbatch.
Page 104 [05-01-1852]Mentions a dead turtle that interests young boys.
Page 105 [05-01-1852]Mentions his resignation from the Lantern Club.
Page 106 [05-02-1852]Mentions a visit to William Barth.
Page 107 [05-03-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 108 [05-03-1852]Mentions a visit from Thomas Picton.
Page 109 [05-05-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 110 [05-05-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 111 [05-06-1852]Mentions trying to sell wood blocks to Mathews and Strong, which he had taken as payment for drawing work for the ''Lantern.''
Page 112 [05-08-1852]Mentions seeing a soldier's funeral on Governors Island.
Page 113 [05-10-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 114 [05-11-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 115 [05-15-1852]Mentions the arrival of the ship ''Great Britain.''
Page 116 [05-16-1852]Describes a visit to Staten Island with William Barth.
Page 117 [05-16-1852]Describes a visit to Staten Island with William Barth.
Page 118 [05-16-1852]Describes a visit to Mrs. Kidder's residence on Beach Street.
Page 119 [05-16-1852]Mentions an argument with Mr. Charles.
Page 120 [05-18-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 121 [05-20-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 122 [05-21-1852]Mentions buying a ''Yankee clock.''
Page 123 [05-22-1852]Mentions a visit to William Barth on Governors Island.
Page 124 [05-24-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 125 [05-25-1852]Describes a visit to Mr. Richardson.
Page 126 [05-26-1852]Mentions his determination to stop lending money.
Page 127 [05-26-1852]Discusses a visit with Lotty Kidder.
Page 128 [05-26-1852]Mentions his visits to various publishers.
Page 129 [05-28-1852]Mentions his visits to various publishers.
Page 130 [05-30-1852]Describes a visit to Mr. Roberts.
Page 131 [05-30-1852]Describes a trip to Staten Island with Mr. Roberts.
Page 132 [05-30-1852]Describes a trip to Staten Island with Mr. Roberts.
Page 133 [05-30-1852]Describes a day spent with William Barth.
Page 134 [06-02-1852]Describes a trip by boat to Bedloe Island on the way to Governors Island.
Page 135 [06-02-1852]Mentions two visits to Governors Island.
Page 136 [06-05-1852]Comments briefly on Cornelius Mathews.
Page 137 [06-07-1852]Mention's Lajos Kossuth's return to New York.
Page 138 [06-09-1852]Mentions having dinner with William Barth.
Page 139 [06-09-1852]Mentions a celebration for the Democratic Party nomination of Franklin Pierce.
Page 140 [06-11-1852]Mentions witnessing the flogging of a military deserter.
Page 141 [06-19-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 142 [06-20-1852]Mentions having a drink with Thomas Picton.
Page 143 [06-20-1852]Describes a solitary visit to Staten Island.
Page 144 [06-20-1852]Mentions receiving $14 for his ''Ghost Story.''
Page 145 [06-21-1852]Mentions Alfred Waud's planned duel that ended when the other man did not come.
Page 146 [06-22-1852]Mentions his drawing work.
Page 147 [06-23-1852]Mentions almost getting hit by a falling statuette.
Page 148 [06-24-1852]Comments on a man he calls ''Aztec.''
Page 149 [06-25-1852]Mentions that the first volume of ''The Lantern'' has been completed.
Page 150 [06-26-1852]Describes a visit to the Normans in Brooklyn with William Barth.
Page 151 [06-27-1852]Describes hearing the tale of Lotty's separation from John Whytal from Mrs. Kidder.
Page 152 [06-28-1852]Comments on Lotty's marriage to John Whytal.
Page 153 [06-30-1852]Mentions that he does not like Frank Bellew.
Page 154 [07-01-1852]Describes a visit with Lotty Kidder.
Page 155 [07-01-1852]Describes going to the confectioners for ice cream with Lotty Kidder.
Page 156 [07-02-1852]Mentions writing an article about Shakespeare.
Page 157 [07-03-1852]Mentions a call on the Dunsiers and meeting a German who also boarded at Mrs. Flowers' boarding house.
Page 158 [07-04-1852]Discusses a proposed trip to Hastings with Mrs. Kidder.
Page 159 [07-05-1852]Describes a day-trip taken with Mrs. Kidder to Hastings near Yonkers.
Page 160 [07-05-1852]Mentions being ill.
Page 161 [07-07-1852]Mention calling on Baudoin at Mrs. Dob's boarding house.
Page 162 [07-08-1852]Mentions his story from the ''American Whig Review'' being ''annexed'' by the Boston publication ''Carpet Bag.''
Page 163 [07-10-1852]Mentions a visit to Mrs. Kidder's residence with William Barth.
Page 164 [07-11-1852]States that he believes Lotty Kidder is pregnant, and comments on maternity.
Page 165 [07-11-1852]Comments on Lotty Kidder's nature.
Page 166 [07-11-1852]Mentions telling Lotty that he wished he was her brother.
Page 167 [07-12-1852]Comments on Thomas Powell.
Page 168 [07-12-1852]Describes dining and visiting with Frank Royal.
Page 169 [07-12-1852]Comments on Frank Royal's wife.
Page 170 [07-13-1852]Mentions going with William Barth to get Barth's daguerreotype taken.
Page 171 [07-15-1852]Mentions receiving a parcel from England.
Page 172 [07-18-1852]Describes a visit to William Barth on Governors Island.
Page 173 [07-19-1852]Comments briefly on morning walks.
Page 174 [07-20-1852]Mentions New York's observance of Henry Clay's death.
Page 175 [07-20-1852]Describes an incident involving Dan Dodd, Lotty Kidder, Alfred Brown, and Jack Hardenbrook that took place the previous night.
Page 176 [07-21-1852]Comments on Lotty Kidder's relationship with Dan Dodd.
Page 177 [07-22-1852]Describes encountering a drunk Connor.
Page 178 [07-23-1852]Mentions receiving an editorial railroad pass free for the New York and Erie Railroad.
Page 179 [07-24-1852]Describes his afternoon prior to departing for Niagara Falls.
Page 180 [07-25-1852]Describes a visit to Mrs. Kidder's residence while waiting for his train.
Page 181 [07-25-1852]Describes his railroad departure from New York on the way to Niagara Falls.
Page 182 [07-26-1852]Describes his railroad journey from New York to Niagara Falls.
Page 183 [07-26-1852]Describes his railroad journey from New York to Niagara Falls.
Page 184 [07-26-1852]Describes his railroad journey from New York to Niagara Falls.
Page 185 [07-26-1852]Describes a stop at Elmira, New York, on his way to Niagara Falls.
Page 186 [07-26-1852]Describes his railroad departure from Elmira to Niagara Falls.
Page 187 [07-27-1852]Describes his railroad journey to Niagara Falls.
Page 188 [07-27-1852]Describes a stop at Dunkin, New York, on his way to Niagara Falls.
Page 189 [07-27-1852]Describes his railroad journey to Niagara Falls.
Page 190 [07-27-1852]Describes his arrival at Niagara, New York.
Page 191 [07-27-1852]Describes his first day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 192 [07-27-1852]Describes his first day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 193 [07-27-1852]Describes his first day at Niagara Falls, New York, including almost getting into a fight with two men named Burgess and Boyd.
Page 194 [07-27-1852]Describes having a drink with Burgess and Boyd at Niagara Falls, New York, rather than fight with them.
Page 195 [07-27-1852]Describes his first day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 196 [07-27-1852]Describes his first day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 197 [07-27-1852]Describes his first day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 198 [07-27-1852]Gives his thoughts on Niagara Falls.
Page 199 [07-27-1852]Gives his thoughts on Niagara Falls.
Page 200 [07-27-1852]Gives his thoughts on Niagara Falls.
Page 201 [07-27-1852]Describes finding lodging in a house in Niagara Falls.
Page 202 [07-28-1852]Describes his second day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 203 [07-28-1852]Describes his second day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 204 [07-28-1852]Describes his second day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 205 [07-28-1852]Describes his second day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 206 [07-28-1852]Describes his second day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 207 [07-28-1852]Describes his second day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 208 [07-28-1852]Describes his second day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 209 [07-28-1852]Describes going to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.
Page 210 [07-29-1852]Describes going to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.
Page 211 [07-29-1852]Describes a visit to the Battlefield of Lundy's Lane.
Page 212 [07-30-1852]Describes his last day at Niagara Falls, New York.
Page 213 [07-31-1852]Describes going to Byron, New York, in search of Mr. Hall and his family.
Page 214Back flyleaf.
Page 215Back cover.