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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 14, October 12-16, 1857

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Identifier: DX03413176

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 14, October 12-16, 1857

Description: Mentions being introduced by Mort Thomson to his mother and fiancee.


[sus]pend specie payment. To [James] Parton’s in the evening, having met “Fanny [Fern]” in the morning, when she invited me. [Jesse] Haney there. Rather a slow evening. Parton’s “Life of Aaron Burr” which was on the eve of publication is indefinitely postponed in deference to the crisis. He has written a pamphlet on Crises which Haney will publish. Returned at night through a dank fog. I met [Charles F.] Briggs in the cars, going.

13. Tuesday. Drawing and down town. To [Frank] Bellew’s lodgings at night.

14. Wednesday. Ditto. At home — or rather in-doors — at night. In Haney’s room with [Frank] Cahill.

15. Thursday. Through the mire and rain to Harpers. Got paid $36. Back. Drawing for Haney, and talking with Cahill. Bellew called at sunset. He had been to Harper’s and didn’t get paid. (They suspended some four or five days ago, and don’t pay out more than they are obliged to do. I suppose I owe my luck to my being a new contributor.) Last week’s “Harper” contained a whole page notice of my book. It was unsolicited, and served as an excellent introduction to me. On my presenting myself, [John] Bonner showed me the proof sheet, and produced my P.N.Y.B.H. [Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses], eulogizing it.

16. Friday. Down town with Cahill. Met Clarence Eytinge and [John A.] Wood, severally. Calls. At the Pic Office was introduced by [Mortimer] Thomson to his mother [Sophy Thomson] and two younger ladies – one of them shortly to become his wife [Anna Van Cleve]. She is very pleasant looking, with a kind, country face. “Doesticks” chaffs his mother calling her the “gay and gallant Sophy” and accrediting to her an in-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-10-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing


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