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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 130, March 30-31, 1860

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Identifier: DX02920245

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 130, March 30-31, 1860

Description: Mentions writing an article for E.H. Dixon and getting paid $15 for it.




denominated it, is sightless! how he [Arthur Ledger] lost it we know not, whether from South America desert-opthalmia or accident. Bob Gun knew him first thus: Gun was a coal-dealer in London, had a wharf and partner, which partner did a big dishonesty, when Ledger undertook the case. They have spree’d together a good deal in London. I met Rondel with his dog, a big setter, recently imported from Boston, this morning, and anon little Perkins the lithographer. Writing [Edward] Dixonian article on Pugilism &c., all the evening and part of the morning, down-town as far as Chambers’ in the afternoon. A most lovely day. Scribbling till midnight.

31. Saturday. Scribbling Dixonian article, with one rush-down town to the “Courier” office just before dinner, finishing by 8. P.M., then to the Fifth Avenue with it and got the $15, rewarding myself with a mug of ale at the “Optimus” subsequently, as it proved, shortly after Ledger had quitted the tavern, on his return from an evening at Bartow’s. Little thief [Frederick] Watson was there, as usual with a knot of talkers. Got some particulars about B.G. Stone the Artist(?) once Picturesque Anachronism, from [N.G.] Shepherd, which I shall condense in conjunction with those

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-03-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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