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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 36, December 2-12, 1857

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Identifier: DX03431374

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 36, December 2-12, 1857

Description: Describes a letter received from his friend, William Barth.


cigars, beer, puns and songs. Not a very successful evening.

3. Thursday. Down-town meeting Hankins by the way. He's "agent" for selling an oil-print of [George] Washington now. In the evening to hear the first of Mackay's lectures on Poetry and Song-Introductory. Very mediocre.

[4. Friday through 5. Saturday] Drawing and compiling-Jerroldiana.

6. Sunday. Rain all day. To [George] Edwards' at night with [Jesse] Haney and [Frank] Cahill.

7. Monday. To Harper's, Frank Leslie's, Pic Office &c.

8. Tuesday. Jerroldiana. To Parton's with Haney in the afternoon, returning at night.

9. Wednesday. Rain all day. In doors. Jerroldiana, and novel.

10. Thursday. A letter from [William] Barth. Praises Moliere, says he lives the life of a cabbage, wants "a career and chance to make a reputation," and gives some home news. His mother [Sarah Wheeler Barth] isn't well, his sister Eliza [Williams] has lost a child; and Walem having put his name to a "friend’s" note has lost 700 [pounds] — nearly all of his property.

Mrs [Celina] Jewell called — boarding in Greene St. Reports that [Albert] Brainard is going about slandering Selina [Jewell] — saying that she told him that Johnson had seduced her. He told this to Lee, husband to Selina's sister. Wrote to Foster and to Mary Anne [Greatbatch]. (She has not answered my former letter, not sent a line, since the sad news o the death of her husband [Joseph Greatbatch].) Down town in the afternoon. In the evening to hear Mackay's third and concluding lecture.

11. Friday. In doors all day. Jerroldiana, and writing story.

12. Saturday. Wrote to Dick Bolton. Down town. Post Office &c. Met [Frank] Bellew and [Mortimer] Thomson. Major Piercy up in our attic at night. Boxing, talk, and brandy and water.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-12-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Lectures and lecturing


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