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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 173, March 31-April 30, 1857

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Identifier: DX03753329

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 173, March 31-April 30, 1857

Description: Regarding Elizabeth Gouverneur's cheapness.

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generous promises to her intimates, which she [Elizabeth Gouverneur] is very chary of redeeming. In order to get off paying Miss Church a forfeit philo-pena, she promised her a $100 wedding-dress; and exhibited great generalship subsequently in never alluding to it. She is extraordinarily mean in minor matters. I remember an instance of her asking Ellen Levison whether she had not three cents, to pay for the child’s ride in a city car, when in company with the woman.

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April

I have let the whole of this month slip by unchronicled; being exclusively grossed on my book, which is now almost completely in type. It was not, however, until close-upon the last week that I obtained the last five or six cuts from [Frank] Bellew, which are now in Andrew's hands, the compositors experiencing a temporary delay in setting up the last two chapters in consequence. The detail of setting up was as follows. After all sorts of writing to Andrew, stimulating Bellew, calling on the Masons, and even telegraphing to Boston, I had the satisfaction of conveying half of the M.S. to a big iron building in Beekman St, which I formerly visited when the "Humorous Poetry" was being set up. There I was put into communication with a Mr Mc Dougal, foreman to the establishment, he being not unlike a good-looking copy

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-03-31

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Women
Authors
Children

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