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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 192, June 13-17, 1857

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Identifier: DX03769805

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 192, June 13-17, 1857

Description: Mentions Mayor Fernando Wood's clashes with police.

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him [William Leslie] into his Philadelphienne [Bella Farr] affair. "Lord what fools we mortals be!"

14. Sunday. Loafing in Washington Square with [Frank] Cahill in the morning. To [Frank] Bellews at night. Cahill is sick and has to keep his room in future.

15. Monday. An unmarried younger sister of new landlady [Lucia Cooper] appears at table and a pleasant faced, nice looking girl, a friend of hers — both from Niagara. / Writing. [Jesse] Haney's off the Picayune now.

16. Tuesday. To Bellews, then took cars down town, got checque cashed at Grocer's Bank, to Picayune and up town with Haney to dinner, calling in at "Howadji" [George William] Curtis' to get $25 payment for cuts of [Alfred] Swinton's, sent to me, per Bellew to dispose of. Haney & Cahill playing chess in the room of the former most of the afternoon. Bellew came, with news of down town excitement. Mayor [Fernando] Wood resisting the law, attempts to arrest him, municipal police attacked by his police, military ordered out, park in an uproar. Rained dismally at night.

17. Wednesday. A note from the Masons. Went there. Talk of the cover title of my book. Almost a dispute with "Dan [Mason]." They'd got a hideous design for the back, with an entirely different title running this "BoArDiNg" — then wretched little Noah's Ark houses — as a sort of rebus, "illustrated with Pen and Pencil." This later venerable alliteration in highly ornate, carver and gilder style — just the thing a spinster would think very fine. I expressed my sentiments about it, where-

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-06-13

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Police
Publishers and publishing

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