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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 240, October 26-28, 1858

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Identifier: DX03604115

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 240, October 26-28, 1858

Description: Regarding a late night visitor to Bob Gun in the boarding house.


to Newark, where he [Francis C. Sexton] is to be tried. She [Cornelia Sexton] confidently expects his acquittal, and proposes to go to Montreal with him for the winter.

27. Wednesday. Did drawing on wood. Down town to Nassau St. Wrote to [Edward] Heylyn at night. Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur and her child May [Gouverneur] are here again, temporarily.

28. Thursday. To Post-office, after breakfast. Drawing till 4, then down town to Nic-nax and Pic Offices. Found [Frank] Cahill at the latter and he walked up-town with me. He has no boarding-place at present. Talking of [Bob] Gun's not showing himself at table for the last ten days, Cahill intimated that he, Gun, was wroth at boarding-house tattle anent his misdoings — in special about "everybody knowing" that a woman had called during the small hours with a message that "Mr Gun’s friend was sick and wanted him to come round to her. The honest servant-girl who was aroused from sleep to answer the door wouldn't let the messenger up-stairs to him. As for his indignation and way of showing it, it reminds one of Johnson's idiot, who, when angered, went out and slept on the bridge all night. Met Hilliard this afternoon. He lives in New York now — 23, 12th, near 7th Avenue. With [Jesse] Haney in the evening to [Frank] Bellews. His present residence is in 52nd street, between the 7th and 8th Avenue. Found him at work in his studio as of old. The Major came in once while we were there. Apropos of Bellew, his brother [Patrick] Becket [Bellew] is a character. He's a "doggy" young man. Having got a berth of overseer or on-looker at the Central Park, now in the course of construction up town, he lives adja-

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-10-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
19th century


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