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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 229, September 18-23, 1857

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Identifier: DX03801995

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 229, September 18-23, 1857

Description: Mentions going to the theater with Jesse Haney and a visit to James Parton.


sort but morbidly, as ten years ago, tells me he [George Bolton] has “more faith in me than anybody he knows” and thinks me “the most matter of fact of men.” This letter was written not in answer to mine, which he could, hardly, have received.

19. Saturday. Drawing. Down town after dinner. Dismal equivotial rains all day. Boswell’s Johnson.

20. Sunday. A dull, equinoctial drizzly day, clearing up towards sunset. Loafing over the papers till evening; then wrote article for Pic, and to Edwards’ [745 Broadway] whither [Jesse] Haney & [Frank] Cahill had preceded me. I found only the latter, [James] Parton having called and taken off Haney.

21. Monday. Down town. Matagrabolized, sick and sad. Writing at night.

22. Tuesday. Writing and drawing till evening, then with Haney to the Broadway theatre, to see [Charles] Mathews in “Mr Affable Hawk.” The Edwards’ there. Drenching rain storm on leaving; up town in omnibus wth about twenty others.

23. Wednesday. Drawing for Nic-nax. Down town by 5 and with Haney to Parton’s. Supped and spent the evening with the girls [Grace and Ellen Eldredge], Parton being in New York and “Fanny [Fern]” keeping her room. [Oliver] Dyer came, and went up to see her. / Returning, had got to bed when Cahill came in. He had been to the theatre, and presently began to talk how he had engaged himself to take “a lad lady” to see Charles Matthews, and how he expected it would cost

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-09-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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