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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 221, May 3, 1859

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Identifier: DX03372820

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 221, May 3, 1859

Description: Describes a letter from Dillon Mapother, a visit to the Jewell family, and a talk with George Arnold and Bob Gun.


then down town with new sketch to Ames. Thence to [Jesse] Haney’s where I got a letter from Dillon Mapother. He with [Henry] Hart think of adding an engraving department to their Louisville establishment, applying to me for woodpeckers. Kelly is a father, Dillon happy as usual. The scotchman Campbell up in the Nic-nax office. What a harsh queer accent is that of North Britons, and what an infernal jargon must his their ancestry have raised when contending with the Picts about those walls which have to be surmounted on the outskirts of juvenile British history! With Haney to Pic Offic, only a woodpecker there. Up-town together, Mr [George] Edwards joining us on the way. Dropped in at next block in the evening, saw Mrs [Celina] Jewell and [Cornelia] Sexton; Selena [Jewell] “indisposed” (from an attack of the Wall which in all probability will carry her off in a month or so.) To Houston St, found [George] Arnold, heard particulars of his & Bob Gun’s “finish” of last night. More imbibition, hiatus in rememberance, stage ride up Broadway, tumbles into the mud one atop of to’ther, home separately at an indefinite period. Bob Gun came in. Out for ale and oysters, former in moderation. Arnold hadn’t written a line of his Mercurial editorialization, which ought to be furnished tomorrow morning, hard up for subjects. Offered reward of ten cents each for three! Suggested ‘em and he noted ‘em down for tomorrows amplification. So much for Bohemia! Abed by 11, leaving companions at their own door. I find things pretty

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-05-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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