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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 46, August 7-8, 1853

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Identifier: DX04072561

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 46, August 7-8, 1853

Description: Regarding settling affairs with Henry J. Raymond of The New York Times about his position as travel correspondent during his upcoming trip to the Great Lakes.

assumes it, [Charlotte Kidder Whytal] says he [John Whytal] loves it [their son, Frederick Whytal], and will take care of it, — she has “schooled herself” to it. Bah!

She never looked better in face and figure [words crossed out] than this night. And she never looked worse. For as I looked into her eyes knowing what she is, when I thought of these plans and schemings, their folly and criminality, and vanity and wretched selfishness; when I remembered little ignoble-looking Whytal’s love for his child, patience with her whims and insult, I knew right well he was far the truer hearted being. Out upon her. I’m shamed to have wasted sympathy upon her. And so let her pass. I’ll watch out the remainder of the play, (perchance to put it to right good use in book work some day;) but with only curiosity, not sympathy with the heroine, henceforth.

8. Monday. Drawing awhile, then to the “[New York] Times” Office, where after sitting some fifteen minutes [Henry J.] Raymond came. Settled about my starting off for the West. Gave me papers &c, authorizing me as Times Correspondent. Paid me $21 for Catskill Letters. Expenses & letters paid in this Journey. Down stairs in the Office with him, seeing about Travellers passes &c. Then out, and a score of things to do, all the day. At Picayune Office, to Wells & Webbs for a lot of blocks, to [Thomas W.] Strongs for money. Got $20 paid. To the Post Office &c and a hurried dinner at Goslings. To [Richard B.] Hutchings, to places innumerable, hat buying, pencil buying, linen and hosiery buying, this, that, & the other. To [Frank] Leslie’s Office, “Illustrated News Office. Saw [Charles F.] Damoreau, for carpet bag and matters about sending my letters in “Times,” home while I was out of town. Talk with Leslie, met [Alfred] Waud there, parted from him; and calls again. At

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-08-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress


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