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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 189, December 27-30, 1855

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Identifier: DX03984611

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 189, December 27-30, 1855

Description: Mentions an unsuccessful visit to Abbott's office in an attempt to get $10 owed to him.


store in Philadelphia. Colonel [Hugh] Forbes in at the basement, and much ado ‘twixt him and Sol [Eytinge] anent drawings. At work on a big cut for Abbott, at night.

28. Friday. In doors drawing all day. Abbbott up at night. Got $4 of him, and a promise (!) of $10 tomorrow.

29. Saturday. To [Thomas W.] Strongs with two drawings, to the Post Office, “Young Sam’s”, Wurzbach’s, my old room [290 Broadway] &c, through the fast falling snow. Return to dinner, and then, (like an ass,) depending on Abbott’s promise, down to Chamber Street again. But the “principal” was “not in,” only [Dick] Powell junior with three dreary youngish men, in a very unwholesome atmosphere, and sitting around the stove. I sat awhile, and listened to un-grammatical and demi-obscene talk; till [George] Arnold came in, spake with him awhile, and then we walked up-town together through the snow flakes.

30. Sunday. Turned out, the morning being sunny, and the people busily scraping the pavements fronting their houses. Called at Abbott’s private residence, and with him down Broadway to Wurzback’s. Returning called on [A.F.] Banks and [Matthew] Whitelaw, the latter recieving me, I thought churlishly. In doors, in our basement the rest of the day, mostly writing. Sol attempting an oil sketch of himself, and failing, in consequence of a lazy dislike to get up and procure other colors than those to his hand, W Waud reading, [Jesse] Haney trying writing, and [John A.] Wood present, as he has been considerally of late. Sol is a handsome fellow, with a bold aquiline nose, and bright

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-12-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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