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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 142, September 3-6, 1855

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Identifier: DX03879105

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 142, September 3-6, 1855

Description: Mentions learning from Alf Waud that William Levison thinks his (Gunn's) abolition-themed woodcuts hurt subscription numbers for The New York Picayune.


the winter and spring of 1852 & 3 hindered the circulation of his paper [New York Picayune], secretly wishes to be rid of me. ('’ll not trouble him [William Levison].) Writing all day. (my book.) Alf [Waud] and Clarence Eytinge up in the evening. With the former to [Jesse] Haney's & [James] Parton's lodgings, and to the residence of Parton's aunt [Sarah Edwards]. He (and she) had gone to the opening night of Rachel's performances; subsequent to which we met him, and had an hour and scotch ale together in a Broadway place.

4. Tuesday. Writing during the morning, only [A.F.] Banks coming stamping up. At 2 strolled down to Fulton Market and made a dinner off roast oysters in one of those half al-fresco restaurants, where you look out upon the market people & passersby. Called in on [Charles] Welden. To room and writing, till the Wauds [Alf and William], Sol Eytinge and [John A.] Wood came up. Out with them to Trankerhoffs by 9 for drinks.

5. Wednesday. Writing "Pen Scratches from Paris." [Thomas W.] Strong's boy up. Some cut's [Charles] Gayler’ll take, some not. Down town, (meeting Levison in the Park by the way, and having a cool sentence or so with him,) to the Brother Jonathan Office, and saw [Benjamin] Day, about cuts. To Fulton Street. None of the "miserable club" present, only Wood and Clarence Eytinge. The smaller Waud, (who'd been showing himself in Broadway,) came in anon. To dinner, and writing all the rest of the day. [Alfred] Swinton called in during the afternoon. Writing till midnight.

I long for letters from England.

6. Thursday. Writing awhile till noon, then to Fulton Street, where I learnt that Alf had gone out with [B.G.] Stone,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-09-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Slavery, abolition, and emancipation
Publishers and publishing


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