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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 42, December 11-14, 1858

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Identifier: DX03134140

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 42, December 11-14, 1858

Description: Mentions meeting the sculptor George Jackson and the artist Rouse.

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as security. He [Willis Patten] has been up to Albany about the peculation charge, and returned, declaring that he "knocked them fellers higher than a kite." May be. But the Governor [John Alsop King] was a personal friend of his, and appointed him.

12. Sunday. Over to [James] Parton's. A cheery morning, but a dull brooding day threatening snow. I like Parton, there's so much in him and he has no meannesses. Bit of a walk at sunset. A Dentist "doctor" his niece and Ulric came in the evening. Left by 7 1/2, to New York, [E.H.] Chapins' and Edwards'. [Jesse] Haney just left the latter. The nice girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] looking nice, and Matty very pretty.

13. Monday. Rain, fast, fine drizzle. A long-waited for letter from Hannah [Bennett]. God love her! How little worthy of her I am ——. Writing.

14. Tuesday. Down town through fog, mud and drizzle. To Gt Republic mag. Office — got M.S. "Didn't intend to have much light literature — I could see there was only one story in No 1 — had stories for the three next months &c." To Post Office. Up town. Found [Henry] Hitchings and a sculptor named [George] Jackson at Honeys, joined them. With Hitchings to his newly taken picture room on Broadway where we met Rouse. He draws heads splendidly in crayon — thats his speciality. A thickset, bearded, somewhat abrupt man — said when I alluded to a picture-exhibition got up for the benefit of some artist's widow that he "had never heard of the man." Rather an air of

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-12-11

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

Subjects: Diaries

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