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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 196, April 23-25, 1859

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Identifier: DX03352322

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 196, April 23-25, 1859

Description: Mentions a visit to the Edwards family and taking a walk with Mr. Wilbour and Mr. Adams.


and heartless. She [Elizabeth Gouverneur]’s drifting back into illness again, from sheer vacuity of mind; goes out to sleep with the equivocal female friends spoken of by Gladdy [Gouverneur], wants Mrs Pot [Catharine Potter] to take an enormous house at an enormous rent &c — everything by turns and nothing long.

24. Sunday. Out for a long up-town tramp with [Jesse] Haney, Jack Edwards and Rawson [Gill]. Left them at 40th street on their way to the Central Park and went to see Mr Richard Edwards. The Neff’s not returned from Jersey. Stayed till 2, a social time with the friendly Banbury man. Back by cars. To [E.H.] Chapin’s with Rawson in the evening, then to Edwards’ [745 Broadway]. The girls [Eliza, Matty, and Sally Edwards] with [Carl] Knudsen, the Dane, young [Charles] Honeywell and Jack had been to Chapin’s too, and come in subsequently. [Frank] Cahill was there. How pretty the girls looked to be sure in their smart sping dresses — especially Matty! what rose-red cheeks she had, and how good and innocent and kind they all are!

25. Monday. Down town by 11 to that d____d Omnibus Office and there sat two mortal hours waiting for Britton. Not wasting them, though; I had taken my book and pegged away at that. Britton didn’t come so I left, met Adrian, and rode up-town with [Charles E.] Wilbour and Adams, of the Commercial Times. Talk about my undertaking editorship and drawing of the Pic. Good anecdote told by Adams of Douglas Jerrold. He characterized [Dion] Bourcicault as a “Louse, feeding on other men’s brains,” adding, tersely “d__n him!” Drawing, writing,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-04-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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