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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 226, September 1-15, 1857

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Identifier: DX03799380

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 226, September 1-15, 1857

Description: Mentions the imminent return of Maria Brooks and Nina Brooks to his boarding house, and William Leslie's alarm because of it.


was aroused very early by a bearded individual and with a pervading odor of bad tobacco about him. It was [A.F.] Banks. And his business was to contradict his last nights assertions and avow they were all lies! [John A.] Wood says he goes to bed drunk four times a week.

[9. Wednesday through 11. Friday] Drawing for Nix-nax and writing letters &c to [Dillon] Mapother and Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch. Young Shelley, one of the book keepers at the Ocean House Newport called upon me. Season closes this week, there.

12. Saturday. Talk of Mrs [Maria] and Miss [Nina] Brooks returning to this house for a week or so — [William] Leslie in a state of alarm as to whether his “pheelinks” will enable him to stand out against the little girl’s fascinations. Finally he declares he’ll clear out for the time being. / Drawing till the afternoon — big Picayune cut, down town then, to “Frank Leslie’s” & Pic office. Got no money from either. Returned with [Frank] Cahill & [Jesse] Haney. [Charles E.] Wilbour and [George] Arnold came at night. All in my room, smoking.

13. Sunday. A dull wet day. At the Edwards’ [745 Broadway] in the evening.

14. Monday. Wrote article for Pic. Down town in the afternoon, to Leslie’s & Pic Office. [Fitz James] O’Brien and Hinckley there and, presently, Wilbour and [Mortimer] Thomson. Drawing at night, a second big cut for the Pic. Up till 1.

15. Tuesday. Down town early. To tailors, bootmakers, Post Office, Russell’s office, Pic &c. Writing on story in the afternoon and part of the evening. Hind,

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-09-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
19th century


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