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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 138, April 4-5, 1860

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Identifier: DX02926361

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 138, April 4-5, 1860

Description: Regarding his idea for an article.



Project about the great Fight.

4. Wednesday. [Arthur] Ledger up awhile. In doors till 3, trying to draw &c, then out. Met [James] Parton at Union Square and walked down town with him, through the rain, which came on heavier after we parted, he to go to the Masons’. To P.O. &c; met [Jesse] Haney. Writing in the evening till 12. Irruption from Billington and Morris, from the former of whom I learnt that Bob Gun had, during Ledger’s Canadian absence, confided the secret (!) of his vocation to Billington. He and [James] Morris evidently distrust its’ truth and of course I didn’t enlighten them. Advantage of placing confidence in any man that gets drunk! Here’s Haney, [Frank] Cahill, Morris, Billington and I all know what at least only one needs to. I suspect Cahill has told [Frank] Bellew, also.

5. Thursday. Ledger up. Talk of a project of mine broached sometime back to [George] Boweryem and Morris, viz, getting up an anticipatory account of the coming fight [Heenan v Sayers] for the “championship” and publishing it, a day or a few hours before the arrival of the true news. I had conference with a printer of Boweryem’s acquaintance, who seemed disposed to go into it, but having experienced a heavy loss recently, didn’t, so the thing was dropped. Mentioning it to Ledger, he liked the notion of simultaneously perpetrating

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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