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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 136, April 1-3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02924831

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 136, April 1-3, 1860

Description: Mentions receiving a letter from Dillon Mapother.



A Letter from Dillon Mapother.

for [Thomas] Nast couldn’t spell, much less write a decent English. Returned with [James] Morris. When Alf Waud appeared this morning he had an absurd, thick winter shawl, which he was with some difficulty chaffed out of conveying to Hoboken. said he had “constitutional rheumatism,” which by taking care of himself, he might eradicate, if not it might increase and finally kill him! Looks the picture of health, too. [Frank] Cahill evidently regarded [Arthur] Ledger with the feelings attributed to Rob the Grinder towards Carker throughout the day.

2. Monday. Writing fifth Era letter, with one run down town to “Courier” Office, when I met [John] Watson the lengthy and cadaverous, and Hayes the engraver. Return to dinner. Ledger up in the morning. Evening, went to [Frank] Bellews’ and stayed till 11. I got a letter from Dillon Mapother, the other day, the first received for nearly twelvemonths. He is prosperous, happy, has one child, a girl, a month old.

3. Tuesday. Chores and writing to Dillon. Ledger up, for “Era” letter, &c. Cahill loafing, off duty, he says, probably for three weeks, at the expiration of which time, advices will be obtained from England, placing him on the Secret Service staff. He and [N.G.] Shepherd were out on a debauch last night. Encountering

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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