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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 227, September 15-16, 1857

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Identifier: DX03800252

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 227, September 15-16, 1857

Description: Describes a talk with A.F. Banks and Frank Cahill.


— the Anti-American Englishman of P the “European” days — came and bored me considerably. To Edwards’ [745 Broadway] to take books to girls [Eliza, Matty, and Sally Edwards]. Met [Wardle] Corbyn — who was present at the Yatman duel — in an oyster saloon subsequently — never having encountered him since that day. Married, settled; a dentist at Factoryville Staten Island.

16. Wednesday. Letters from Dick Bolton, and Alf Waud. George [Bolton] and the Conworths have arrived in Canada. Alf [Waud] departs for the west on Friday. Missed getting a letter of [Henry] Hart’s — which will necessitate a stay until next May, to get a divorce, as the present time’s elapsed. In doors all day writing. At night with [Frank] Cahill to the “Office.” [A.F.] Banks came in and he and Cahill get to argueing, the former after his old, wrong-headed, impracticable, ill conditioned fashion. He had left Hoboken; was very busy, had no time to do anything; had eighty or a hundred friends — no he had no friends — had given up trying to believe in them; it hardened a man but led to success; he hadn’t read the newspaper for the last three or four weeks; he always paid his three or four cents for them and said, “well here’s a lot of fellows who are doing their best to please me;” he liked them all, he didn’t believe in being critical, it was only ill-nature, not but what he could condemn when a thing was d____d bad; he believed in [George] Arnold; if he had five thousand dollars he’d give him three to read for the two years and then back him to lick the whole crowd; there was another young fellow he knew who had written

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-09-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Divorce


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