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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.


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.



[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


Dates: 1857-08-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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