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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 159, October 20-24, 1855

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Identifier: DX03957879

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 159, October 20-24, 1855

Description: Describes working on a book of comic poetry with James Parton.


[James] Parton's strongly urged with that I should supply an Editorial for the new volume’s initial number, set to and did it, ending by 1 o’clock, and feeling (of course,) much the better for it. Stirred out, only for meals, and to the Post Office.

21. Sunday. To Parton's all day, working but some little part of it. He head-achy and generally indisposed, I much the same, but better in mind. [Jesse] Haney came in the evening, on his way to the Edwards'. I looked in at the basement in Bleecker Street, there finding Sol [Eytinge], W. Waud and [William] Levison, the latter however soon clearing out.

22. Monday. To many stores, up & down town, hunting up Punch numbers necessary for our compilation. This all the morning, and to the Mercantile copying, all the evening afternoon. Our work progresses rapidly. To [Matthew] Whitelaws [204 Spring St.] by 6 1/2, and had tea with him, staying part of the evening.

23. Tuesday. Purchasing incidentals to fires, and tea concocting, as I'm going to try to effect that meal in doors. Down town, up town, left books at Whitelaw's for Mrs W [Kate Whitelaw], to [James P.] Nagle's book store, then to Mercantile. Parton looked in. Evening contrived a plentiful tea, and wrote till midnight subsequently.

24. Wednesday. In doors writing all day, only turning out for a meal at 6, breakfasting &c in doors. Haney looked in at 1, bringing a note to me, from Alf Waud. He writes in friendly fashion, tells how it chanced that he got not off on Thursday morn, and also of a luckless recontre of himself and "Marie [Mary Brainard]" with the boarding house folks from whose house, she

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-10-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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