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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 198, January 21-25, 1856

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Identifier: DX03992648

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 198, January 21-25, 1856

Description: Regarding Douglas Jerrold, who has moved to New York from Canada.


on return, pretty successfully.

22. Tuesday. Tried to draw without a walk, got nervous and made a failure. Down town with yesterday’s drawing to [Thomas W.] Strongs. Back to dinner. Writing, hard. Boarding House Physiology.

23. Wednesday. To Young Sam Office. [Thomas Powell] Powell, Abbott and Rosenburg there. Out with them. Called in at Florence’s and saw [Joseph] Scoville. Was introduced to his wife [Carolina Scoville], a tall, dark haired young woman, (and child.) He talking of paper projects for an hour or more. Back and to writing. Have done five Chapters of Boarding-House Physiology.

24. Thursday. Down town for a walk to Fowler and Wells, back to writing and so on till late at night. Had a letter from [Edward] Heylyn. (Doing nothing.)

25. Friday. Down town. Fowler &c, “Young Sam’s” Post Office, Strongs and [Joseph] Greatbatchs papers &c. Return to writing. Evening to hear [E.H.] Chapin’s lecture on “Practical Life” at his Church, with [William] Levison. I find I’ve only put down the dirty side of the man’s nature, after all. He has been doing a good action. There’s one, Douglas Jerrold, son to the writer [Douglas William Jerrold] in “Punch,” who has been of late in New York, having come hither from Canada, where he had a comissirat office, which he threw up, anticipating he might be sent to the Crimea. I suppose he expected to get a living by literature, partly on the reputation of “the governer’s” reputation. Levison

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-01-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Crimean War, 1853-1856


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