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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 209, July 19-22, 1857

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Identifier: DX03784578

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 209, July 19-22, 1857

Description: Mentions his wish that he and Hannah Bennett could be married soon.


in mind and body, a reaction from a horrible fit of despondency I fell into last night on quitting [Frank] Bellew's. Hannah [Bennett]'s letter had affected me intensely. Its love and trustfulness inspired me with a sort of agonizing tenderness and despairing impatience that I could not have her — now &mdash for my wife &mdash that slow, wearying, heart-aching months and years may have to grind on, before


20. Monay. To Fowler and Wells' & Masons. It will take 'em two weeks or more to get the new edition out. Slow coaches! Other calls, Frank Leslie's, Picayune &c. [Jesse] Haney, Bellew & "Doesticks." [Mortimer Thomson] (This in the afternoon. Writing all the morning.) Wrote to Hannah at night.

21. Tuesday. Looked into the Sunday Times Office to thank 'em for their notices of my book. Saw Howard and Du Solle. The Mrs Eller who did the Express article wrote it under the belief that "Doesticks" was the author! To Picayune with article I had written before going down town. Accepted. To Post-Office &c. Evening writing to Alf Waud, and anon in [William] Leslie's room, with him and Latto. They've wound up matters at the store, closed it and Latto is going to editorialize in a to-be paper &mdash the Scottish American Journal.

22. Wednesday. Mrs Andreotti came in, as I sat after breakfast, reading in the parlor. Her husband has proved himself an infernal scoundrel.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-07-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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