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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 188, June 13, 1857

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Identifier: DX03766334

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 188, June 13, 1857

Description: Regarding Mr. Foster's argument with William Leslie over his not writing to Nina Brooks.

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up and down town. Got a note from W. Conworth, (in answer to one I sent him) containing Dick Bolton's address, and wrote to him. One evening at St Mark's Place visiting the Andreotti's. Introduced to an exceedingly plump, vivacious and free and easy Miss Levi, who sang brilliantly. At the Masons and saw Dan [Mason], the minor, Lowel [Mason] being travelling out West. The minor was dogmatic on the question of how the cuts looked when printed, insisting — not that black was white — but that gray was black. Printers have a weakness that way in relation to wood cuts. Met Kelly who spake of Dillon [Mapother] and [Henry] Hart's expressed intention of being in New York before this. Two days of lovely weather, dampish towards nightfall. Got $15 more from Radway. A row between Foster and [William] Leslie growing out of "prrrrsonalities" on the part of the latter, and merging subsequently into a talk about Miss [Nina] Brooks. Foster, in pursuance of his role of brother in law in future had on the previous night been expressing his surprise to Leslie that he didn't write to "Nina," she was always inquiring why he didn't come to Hudson &c. Now the longitudinal Scotchman returned from Philadelphia with the miniature of a [words crossed out] girl [Bella Farr] in his pocket, which he brought up into my room one night, and kissed. He was half in earnest and slightly drunk. On the next day he showed me an idiotic and clumsily worded letter of his composition, which he had given the girl before her

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-06-13

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Printers
Courtship

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