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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 186, June 2-5, 1857

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Identifier: DX03764598

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 186, June 2-5, 1857

Description: Mentions that Mary Levison has sold the New York Picayune to Charles Gayler for an income.

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"tea" prove a bad investment. / I have heard her [Elizabeth Gouverneur] say that she'd rather have her brother in law die than get married — as he ought to leave his property to May [Gouverneur]. Which little beast, on her entrance to day in the front parlor immediately inquired "What kind of pie have you got for dinner, Mrs [Catharine] Potter?"

3. Wednesday. Drawing awhile, then down town to Radways. After wasting two hours and a half, hither and thither, got a check for $20. Came home to a clammy dinner splenetic and sulky. (Ought to have got $50 or $70.) To [Frank] Bellew's in the evening with [Frank] Cahill. Slow time. Rain and cars. In [William] Leslie's room with him and Foster. The former half drunk (and talking of the Almighty.)

4. Thursday. Drawing till 4. Then down town. To the Picayune Office. [Jesse] Haney & Cahill both there and, presently, [George] Arnold. [Charles] Gaylor came in with a note which he gave to Haney. (It intimated that Mrs [Mary] Levison had, to-day, made the paper over to him, Gaylor. He pays nothing, but promises to pay her an income, out of proceeds. She will lose all, like a fool as she is. Poor old [William] Levison! How hard you worked for this asinine result! So much for distrust and suspicion, and short-sighted greed!) All out to have lager. To [132] Bleecker en triumvirate. Drawing at night. Finished cuts (33) to story. I began 'em on Friday. Writing.

5. Friday. Down town, with Leslie, to his

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-06-02

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Children
Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Newspapers

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