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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 27, July 13-17, 1856

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Identifier: DX03638149

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 27, July 13-17, 1856

Description: Describes a visit to James Parton in Brooklyn during which they discuss their book.


[Ed]wardses. The heads of the family [George and Sarah Edwards] out of town.

14. Monday. Letter from Alf [Waud] [word crossed out] to Mrs [Celina] Jewell, to whom I conveyed it seeing her, and two married daughters [Celina Jewell and Cornelia Sexton. Mel Menelaus [Albert] Brainard has left his employment on the Hermann, presumably to hunt up his wife [Mary Brainard]. Down town. [Thomas] Bonars, Picayune Post Office, Ross & Touseys &c. Back with big lithographic stone. Work till 6 1/2. Writing till midnight.

15. Tuesday. Drawing on stone all day. Called on [George] Arnold at night, and with him to Taylor’s hotel, intending to find [Edward] Howland, who, with [George] Yewel is in town. Met [A.F.] Banks anon, and for a half hour to the Ornithorycus. He, Banks with a companion, one Mitchell, an office chum.

16. Wednesday. Drawing. Visited [Edward H.] Dixon in the evening.

17. Thursday. Took big stone to Bonars. Return by way of St Johns Square. After dinner to Brooklyn, and visited [James] Parton. Bay unprecedently hot even for a N. Y. July. An half hour’s talk with Parton about our book, (which was published on Monday.) He proposed that after the Masons thousand are sold, and our profits commence, that we should share in the proportion of his taking two thirds to my one. He places his having procured a publisher, his name &c (as author of [Horace] Greeley’s biography) and his labor on the book as

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-07-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing


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