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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 134, January 3-5, 1857

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Identifier: DX03652662

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 134, January 3-5, 1857

Description: Mentions visiting the Appleton's in order to request payment for Mr. Andrew.


per post, with proofs and the Appletonian bill to collect. Down town through the fast-falling snow, (meeting [Charles] Halsey one of my “Washington” ship-mates by the way,) dropped in at Appleton’s and had a little cool conversational sparring with certain members of that enterprising firm of high-minded sneaks, then down town and telegraphed three curt sentences to Andrew, as to how to get his money — the debtor being that day only in Boston. To Office. Down town again in the afternoon for $. Snow everywhere. Met Holbrook (of the defunct “Traveller.”) He recognized and accosted me, spoke of his intention of going West in spring, and said he had received a newspaper from Australia with an advertisement of Lockington’s in it. (The little scamp had sent it.)

4. Sunday. [A.F.] Banks came up to my room. He was rather conciliatory and less impudent than is his amiable wont – he only talked a great deal, wanted, first, to carry away a book, then asked for liquor, and finally was content with a mouthful of tobacco. He depreciated his book, praised [George] Arnold as the greatest of writers, and puffed his own powers of business, and then — left. Kelly called in the afternoon, and accompanied me part of the way to [Frank] Bellew’s, where I stayed till 10, he working all the time.

5. Monday. Office. Out, at night to bootmakers. Writing to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn].

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-01-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Publishers and publishing


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