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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 210, February 27-29, 1856

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Identifier: DX03995329

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 210, February 27-29, 1856

Description: Regarding his reasons for refusing to join the Ornithorhyncus Club.


They've organized a club [Ornithoryncus Club], and pay for room. I'm out of it, and of my own doing. [A.F.] Banks had the impudence to put my name down unauthorized — I veto'd it. Well do I recollect the dreary Lantern club, and am nowise willing to be an admiring worshipper of bad punsters, to drink more Lager than I care for, to pay for a room I don't want, and to waste good wholesome Saturday evenings.

28. Thursday. Made sketch for book title, being requested by [William] Levison, took it down town, went to Post Office, to Catherine Street and to Abbotts. [Charles] Welden came in afternoon, stayed two hours. Evening with [Jesse] Haney in an unsuccessful call at [James] Partons, then to [George] Edwards.

29. Friday. Blazing away all day at my book. I am making good progress. Have done fifteen chapters. Hope comparative health and pluck won’t break down again. [Frank] Bellew called in the evening. He seems amiable — that’s the adjective for him. Oh


Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-02-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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