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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 207, September 18-22, 1858

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Identifier: DX03576157

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 207, September 18-22, 1858

Description: Describes a talk with William Leslie about each of them being unhappy.


near to becoming a mother. The girl [Anna Thomson] was married too young.

19. Sunday. Stayed till after dinner. Mrs P. [Fanny Fern] didn’t appear, being indisposed. Grace [Eldredge] showed me a daguerreotype of herself in male costume which she intended to give Nelly [Eldredge] on her birthday — to morrow. She looked very pretty, in a Scotch cap. To [Frank] Pounden’s. There till 6 1/2, then to New York and [E.H.] Chapin’s Church.

20. Monday. Writing P.G. and letters to Mary Anne [Greatbatch], George Bolton and [Edward] Heylyn — the latter for intelligence of Rochester steam-boats, chancing his being extant and there. Out in the afternoon. Writing at evening.

21. Tuesday. To Harper’s. Story rejected. Writing in the evening. I’d been just a trifle matagrabolized by the morning’s disappointment, was getting philosophic about it, when going into [William] Leslie’s room, he happened to do a little despondency, saying he wasn’t happy. Now compared to him, pecuniarily, I’m an exceedingly poor devil — it struck me very funnily to think that here was he with his thousands, enough to gratify every moderate want and over, meeting me on the same blue-devil platforms — my trouble being that I had not got a poor $30 or so for story. A jolly good laugh cleared the air, and I did a good evening’s work afterwards.

22. Wednesday. To Factorville, Staten Island, with intent to see [Wardle] Corbyn. He out fishing, so had to return. A sunny, windy, autumn day. Writing. A whiskey-tod towards midnight with [William] Leslie, [Bob] Gun, Kendal and Mac Ewen in the formers room, where they were

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-09-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Authors
19th century


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