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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 7, October 1, 1857

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Identifier: DX03407396

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 7, October 1, 1857

Description: Describes a letter from Dillon Mapother, updating him on Mr. Yatman's activities in England.


October, 1857.

1. Thursday. A letter from Dillon Mapother, dated Indianapolis. He is going to reside permanently in St Louis, taking charge of that branch of the business. Has received a letter from Yatman in England. That chivalrous youth lives with his father at New Cross, London; has employment in an Insurance Office, and as might have been expected is distinguishing himself socially. He has lectured “On America and the Americans” at sundry “Eatanswills,” spoken in public meetings and got deservedly hissed (Dillon don’t say that) for praising Slavery. He correspondends with people and papers in the U. S. sings at concerts, goes to Sydenham once a week “and plays Hell generally.” He describes his physiognomy as delicater than heretofore, says his head is bald, his face careworn, and his general appearance indicative of the age of 35 or 40. Furthermore he laments time and money misspent, yet longs to return to America. I’ve no doubt he will do so, some day. All the details are delightfully characteristic.

Down town, walking with [Frank] Cahill. Alone to the Harpers’, saw [John] Bonner, an Englishman, the editor of their paper and sold two drawings, getting $16 for them. To the Pic and [Frank] Leslie’s offices. Met Rosenburg in Reade Street, with Whiting; drank with them. Up town with [Jesse] Haney. In doors the rest of the day. Wrote to Dillon. Miss [Nina] Brooks is in New York, stopping at the house of Miss [Isabel] Jacot’s father. I was told this by Pierce, her half brother, this morning. Mentioning it to [William] Leslie, it rather “knocked” him — as Sol Eytinge would have said.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-10-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Lectures and lecturing


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