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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 208, May 14-17, 1860

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Identifier: DX02994055

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 208, May 14-17, 1860

Description: Mentions that Mr. Phillips is trying to invent a washing machine.



Sally [Edwards]’s Birthday.

[adver]tisements. He [Mr. Hankins] found out they knew me, and praised me hugely; said I was “a good Latin scholar!” This Phillips is a kindly, sawney-speaking fellow with an inventive genius. He is going in for a washing-machine and [Frank] Cahill predicts he’ll be a richer man than any boarder in the house in a year or two. Likely enough. Queer, anomalous characteristics men do possess.

15. Tuesday. [Henry] Addey called for copy. Writing. Out for an hour. Down-town by 4, to “Momus” Office, “Courier” and “Nic-nax.” Returned up-town with [Jesse] Haney, he supped with me, stayed an hour and then we went to 745 [Broadway]. The girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards], Jack [Edwards] and, later, pater and materfamilias [George and Sarah Edwards] present. Sally’s 19th birthday tomorrow. Haney is trying to get “on” the “Tribune” as mail-editor.

16. Wednesday. Writing during the morning. Down-town during the afternoon, to “Momus” Office. Addey and [Charles] Briggs there, latter in a clok cloak, writing and looking foxy. Writing all the evening till 12 and later.

17. Thursday. Early morning walk to 10th street. Down-town with [Amos] Bowman; to Harper’s with story. Talking with John Bonner and [Charles] Nordhoff when [Frank] Bellew came. Together we found

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-05-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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