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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 195, June 17-26, 1857

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Identifier: DX03772410

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 195, June 17-26, 1857

Description: Regarding the advertising and reviews promised by his friends for his book, The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses.

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by making the observation.

18. Thursday to 20. Saturday. Non mi recordo.

21. Sunday. With [Jesse] Haney to [James] Partons, he and his wife [Fanny Fern] having returned from a visit to Philadelphia, both in high spirits. Grace [Eldredge] and Miss J. [Louisa Jacobs] up the river at Idlewild. Stayed to diner, then, leaving Haney with them, to [Frank] Pounden's as invited. Rawson [Gill] there, and presently W. Bligh and wife. All to the christening of Pounden's child, and back to dinner. Returned at night to [132] Bleecker, in company with Rawson.

22. Monday. Scribbling.

[23. Tuesday through 26. Friday] Going into Masons found copies of my book on counter. All these four days hither and thither taking copies to people, sans intermission. Frank Leslie, the Picayune and Life Illustrated offer illustrated reviews, the cuts to be selected from the volume. Haney volunteers a gratuitous advertisement on the cover of Nic-Nax, [George] Arnold will do the reviewing in the Sunday Mercury &c. [Edward] Dixon promises an article in the Scalpel, "Fanny Fern" one in the Ledger ([Robert] Bonner proffered a notice to me some weeks ago — worth about $100, at least.) Altogether the goodwill and kindness of people is amazing. The Masons, of course, take everything coolly, are greedy for more, yet never say "well done!" Not one of all these notices could they have got, do what they might. They pocket 90 to my 10 — yet haven’t wit enough to

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-06-17

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing

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