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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 133, January 1-3, 1857

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Identifier: DX03651807

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 133, January 1-3, 1857

Description: Mentions a call on the James Parton and Fanny Fern in Brooklyn and a letter from Alf Waud about the progress of the engravings for Gunn's book.




1. Thursday. Down town to the Office, and remained there till 1, in company with the Colonel. Then to Brooklyn and [James] Parton’s where I arrived just after he and [Jesse] Haney had started for New York. Stopped and talked with “Fanny [Fern],” her daughter and Miss J [Louisa Jacobs] till towards sunset, and then returned per Gouverneur St Ferry to New York. The wintry streets full of “callers.” Met [Frank] Pounden. A late dinner at our place (6 1/2.) Did not stir abroad subsequent, dropped in at [William] Levison’s &c, and to bed earlyish.

2. Friday. A letter from Alf Waud. All right. Dilatoriness the cause of his lack of response. All the drawings sent for my book are engraved, more demanded. Andrew busy and wants me to catch him two wood-peckers for Boston consumption. Wurzbach returns from Germany in summer. Alf has had a row with [Charles] Damoreau originating in “a good-humored” push of the former’s. They fought a round or so, coats off. Andrew wants me to collect a debt from the Appleton’s.

/ Down town. Sent off a fresh lot of drawings per express, to the Pic Office, met [Edwin A.] Weed (told him of the demand for wood-peckers) then to Office. Evening dropped in at Jewell’s, and wrote to Alf.

3. Saturday. A book from Andrew arrived

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-01-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
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