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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 181, August 12-14, 1858

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Identifier: DX03559266

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 181, August 12-14, 1858

Description: Describes visiting the office of Frank Leslie and seeing a watch made for Horace Greeley.


of her [Bella Farr’s] own feelings and having a bit of will of her own was well enough inclined to get married, but didn’t care very much for the individual. Plenty of girls marry with little better than lukewarm indifference for their bridegrooms. / Pierce and little Nina Brooks are at Niagara.

13. Friday. Writing & Phonography. A Broadway walk at sunset, and then to writing again, which I kept at till midnight. Sol Eytinge appeared at the dinner table to-day, brought hither by [Frank] Cahill. Sol looks well, as if matrimony and petticoat rule agreed with him. He is steadier, I fancy, than heretofore.

14. Saturday. To Doctor. A letter from home, from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn]. It contains a 10 [pound] order, from my father [Samuel Gunn] — sent, so my mother writes, “without any persuasion.” God bless him for it! It brings with it a bit of rebuke to me, for I’d thought hard things of him, sometimes. Phonography, writings &c. Down town to F. Leslie’s on the usual errand and with the usual result. [Frank] Bellew was there too, and [Mortimer] Thomson both a little irate at not getting money. [John A.] Wood taking out of the safe a handsome gold watch, presented to [Horace] Greeley by the Tribune printers, Bellew jocularly hooked it and was walking off down-stairs. He swore if [Frank] Leslie had been the producer, instead of Wood, he wouldn’t have surrendered the watch, till Leslie had cashed up in full. Sol Eytinge was present and Otterson of the Tribune. We all, at the latter’s suggestion, dropped into a big lunch-restaurant under the Times’ new building — there to take drinks where six months ago were graves and dead bodies, for it was

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-08-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clocks and watches


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