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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 119, July 27-29, 1860

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Identifier: DX02733836

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 119, July 27-29, 1860

Description: Mentions visits to Frank Bellew and Matty and Mrs. Edwards




Jessie, Mrs. G. Edwards’ daughter. Saw them all off; returned up-town with [Jesse] Haney in 6th Avenue car. Writing during the evening until now, about 10 o’clock.

28. Saturday. Down town, to Harper’s, to Haney’s office, Paul’s &c, met Alf Waud and with him to Crook and Duff’s. At Harper’s I had seen the inevitable [William] Newman, fussy and agog with work to do for them, at Haney’s the boy engraver was at work on a block of Howard’s (the whole paper is this month illustrated by him and Waud and badly illustrated) — go where I would this morning, everybody seemed to find work but I, wherefore I returned home a little out of sorts and went to writing. At 10 P.M. to [Frank] Bellew’s, sitting talking with him till midnight. He projects returning to England in the Great Eastern.

29. Sunday. Loafing part of the morning talking to Lizzie Woodward, writing the rest and through the rainy afternoon. Evening to 745 [Broadway]. Mrs E.[Sarah Edwards,] Matty [Edwards] and Haney there. A few Bohemian items, got from [N.G.] Shepherd. [Henry] Clapp he estimates much as I do, and knows much to corroborate that opinion. A deliberately dishonest and utterly villainous borrower, relying on his over-rated colloquial powers as the chameleon or ant-eater or I know not what beast does on its tongue — sticking it out for silly flies to

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-07-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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