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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 178, December 15-19, 1859

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Identifier: DX03157932

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 178, December 15-19, 1859

Description: Mentions taking a walk with ex-engraver John Watson.

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rollicking, friendly, unenvious existences conceivable! Not a word of the dreary dissipation, the getting in debt, the bad blood, spites, bickerings and general raffishness of it! Bah! Dropped in at Edwards’ for ten minutes, then home. [Jesse] Haney & Co rehearsing “Barbazure” at Mort Thomson’s house, he still out west.

16. Friday. Down town all the morning, work-hunting &c, sans luck. Drawing.

17. Saturday. A wet miserable ay. Only out in the afternoon. Frank Pounden up. He out of a situation.

18. Sunday. In doors till evening; to [E.H.] Chapin’s, then to Edwards’, with young [Charles] Honeywell whom I met on leaving the church. Haney, [Thoms] Nast, [Carl] Knudsen and one of the Pillows, ([James] Parton’s brothers in law or half-brothers) there. Talking with the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards], Haney mostly to Matty. [James] Morris came anon. With him to Haney’s, on leaving, I wanting to get a book.

19. Monday. Work. Down town in the afternoon and returning was accosted by and walked some blocks with [John] Watson — Watson the long, lank vulturous ex-forger, ex-engraver, ex-dealer in jewelry and “confidence”-operator, ex-convict and present story-writer &c for Harpers Mag and Weekly. He more than hinted that his ex-mistress, now

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-12-15

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

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

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