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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 132, March 31, 1860

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Identifier: DX02921774

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 132, March 31, 1860

Description: Regarding news of artist B.G. Stone.



[B.G.] Stone’s Doings.

cent to a hundred dollars of papa’s money. Doubtless his [Stone’s] relatives by marriage have experienced the same attentions. He lived with his wife [Mary DuBois Stone]’s parents, his expenses, I suppose, being like Will Waud’s, “drawn as mild” as possible, Mrs. Stone having charge of the household, as her mother, from badness of sight or other infirmity could not superintend it herself. Both the girl — an ex-village belle — and her father are very sensitive about Stone, his doings, personal appearance &c., and verily he must have given them occasion. He must have had a good deal of money from his father, at one time and another. Once he got, says [N.G.] Shepherd, $2,000, some debt owing to his Progenitor being made available, and confided to Stone on the understanding that he was to repay it, in installments. Forthwith he, with his wife, went to Newport, Cape May and other fashionable watering-places, lived at tip-top hotels, never stirred abroad but in carriages, in short made ducks and drakes of papa’s dollars in a fearfully expeditious manner. He did this in a forlorn impression that he could thereby mingle with rich and stylish people, the and secure orders for pictures, but hardly ever pushed the idea into posi-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-03-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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