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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 25, June 18-20, 1859

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Identifier: DX02954729

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 25, June 18-20, 1859

Description: Regarding Thomas Nast and his first visit to the Edwards family.



chores and some writing, bed by 12.

19. Sunday. Chores, writing &c till the afternoon, then to 16th Street. Found little [Thomas] Nast with [Jesse] Haney. An industrious little chap, German by birth, American in speech (and exceedingly ungrammatically so) good-humored, I think, and unsophisticated, but shrewdly intent on money making. He does a good deal of drawing now, since his quitting Frank Leslie's, but works rather from knack and industry than perception. Haney has taken him up of late.) He likes playing patron, which habit he may owe to his schoolmaster days.) After supping we turned out together and into a rain-storm, they going to Edwards', I to [E.H.] Chapins', joining them subsequently. Little Nast was there for the first time and in high glee. The girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] noticed his assaults on Lindley Murray when he came out with "There are some people what thinks —— !"

20. Monday. Writing. A visit from [Frank] Cahill who has just left [Mortimer] Thomson’s, receiving a request to that effect from Mort, under the pretext, a pretty transparent one, that his room was "wanted." They part friendly though. I and Haney had anticipated it, knowing it to be only a question of time. Cahill's occasional intoxication has made the Thomson's worry of him, added to which it is advisable not to have an unsafe looker-on behind the scenes while Mort and Grace [Eldredge] do their billing and cooing. Cahill

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-06-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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