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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 31, July 21-26, 1856

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Identifier: DX03641561

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 31, July 21-26, 1856

Description: Describes a meeting with Charles Dana of the New York Tribune to ask for a job.


to have my claim in mind. (I present myself each day, at noon, in the [New York Times] Office.) [Charles] Welden has received news of his wife’s death in London. She had voyaged to Australia, came back to England, and wrote him a letter when near her decease, begging his pardon, blaming him &c — which a brother of hers finished. [Charles A.] Dana, (whom I met at a Political club), and visited at the Tribune office next day, received me very favorably, took address &c. The weather insufferably hot, the afternoons being almost unendurable. Had a talk with [Frank] Bellew about [A.F.] Banks, incidentally, from whence it appears he has got the correct estimate of him. One night with [Jesse] Haney & Sol [Eytinge] W. W to the Picayune printing office.

26. Saturday. Down town. Picayune Office, clothing store, Ross & Tousey’s. Got $20 payment, to [Thomas] Bonars to pay him, then up-town. After diner, by omnibus with W W [William Waud] to the Battery, and there, debarkation for Staten Island, with [William] Levison & Haney, who joined us. The excursion was at the invitation of the former. Arrived at New Brighton, after cooling ourselves awhile on the piazza of big boarding house by the sea side, out with Mrs [Mary] Levison and her daughter [Ellen Levison] in vehicle. Haney drove, Levison sitting beside him. Waud, Mrs L, Ellen and I

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-07-25

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers


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