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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 204, August 31-September 1, 1860

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Identifier: DX02790308

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 204, August 31-September 1, 1860

Description: Regarding his lack of success at finding drawing work.



Hunting up Work.

back to New York by 9. Singing going on the parlor; Warne and others there. Girls in the adjacent one, “carrying on”; Lizzie Woodward on Fyte’s knees &c. Stayed half-an-hour, then to my room and a little [phonography].



1. Saturday. Writing a bit. To the “World” office in accordance with a note from [Edmund] Stedman. He wanted me to come in the afternoon to see [Manton] Marble. To “Courier” Office previously — lager with [Thomas] Dunn English, to Post-Office, “Nick-nax” &c. At the latter, saw Larrison, who, talking of things, said praised Howard and said that he (Howard) “had taken a great fancy to him—” wherefore he does the big cats and lion’s share of the drawing, very generously, at the prices [Frank] Bellew used to get for them! So I am shouldered out there; however Larrison gave me two blocks to do. Well that I should have tried something to lift me out of this — only Bellew, I think, believed in my capacity for drawing; of late I’ve experienced such hard fortune at it, that I have learnt to doubt it myself. When by accident, self distrust or the amiable depreciation of one’s good friends, or all together, a tide of disfavor sets in against a poor fellow, how everybody goes with the stream! how what he

coverage:New York, New York, Cliff Street; Franklin Square; Pearl Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-08-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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