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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 224, August 26-September 8, 1857

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Identifier: DX03797637

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 224, August 26-September 8, 1857

Description: Mentions having dinner with Fanny Fern and her daughters, and getting paid by Frank Leslie for his story and drawings about Newport, Rhode Island.

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26. Wednesday. New York again, and glad to see it. Omnibus to [132] Bleecker, folks at breakfast. Fed, washed, did chores &c, down town. Masons, Picayune & Post Offices, and to Wiley’s where I (at last) got the parcel from home. Nine shirt collars of Naomi [Gunn]’s stitching, Loftus’s “Chalden” from [William] Boutcher, and some paper from Charley [Gunn]. Also a parcel from Chacombe. A piece — and a big piece — of Charlotte [Gazey]’s wedding cake, a pretty neckerchief of Hannah [Bennett]’s making and — her portrait! It is very like — it almost satisfies me. Oh! mine own dear girl ——

[27. Thursday through 31. Monday] Very busy, writing and drawing. Letters from Home and Hannah. Answered both. Writing for “Frank Leslie’s” and the Picayune etc. To Brooklyn on Sunday, and dined With “Fanny [Fern]” and her daughters [Grace and Ellen Eldredge], [James] Parton being off to Staten Island. Subsequently went to [Frank] Pounden’s. Non mi recordo heaps of things.

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September.

[1. Tuesday through 8. Tuesday] Writing and drawing very busily. As [Frank] Bellew is in Massachusetts some of the Pic and Nic Nax drawing falls to my share. I write for it and Frank Leslie’s regularly. Leslie cashed up all right for the Newport work. I visit his office some twice a week, generally seing Sol Eytinge at work there. Apropos of him, or matters in connection with him, while

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-08-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Artists

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