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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 165, March 2-7, 1857

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Identifier: DX03746402

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 165, March 2-7, 1857

Description: Describes a letter from William Boutcher.

Transcription:

as deserving the fate of Hamom. Two other an English (ex-Cincinnati-an) architect called Hamilton. Rather a supple-souled mortal I fancy. At work writing, in my room at night.

3. Tuesday. [Frank] Bellew's as heretofore. A package of 40 cuts from Andrew, with proofs. (They had better remained in Boston till the completion of the rest.) A letter from [William] Boutcher. He has had an interview with [P.T.] Barnum touching his Ninevah-panorama project, and obtained similar advice to mine.

Much about his family affairs. All in a muddle. The "old lady" [Mrs. Stone] selling her business at a loss of 800 [pounds], despite her son's advice, one of Boutcher's sister's insisting on marrying "a beast" — knowing him to be so — Jack [Boutcher] squandering his mother's money as usual — and Boutcher comparatively aloof from home. He talks project — ire and his presentments that he'll get married during this year.

4. Wednesday. Bellew's. (Work on wood for Nick-nax.)

[5. Thursday through 7. Saturday] Each day drawing at Bellew's; on the two latter staying the whole day, returning to a late) and high-dried, dinner at 7. Much of the time Bellew works beside me, sometimes, however,

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-03-02

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries

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