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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 71, January 5-7, 1859

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Identifier: DX03258032

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 71, January 5-7, 1859

Description: Regarding his first day at the Constellation.


counter in front, and on one side, behind a partition is the editorial sanctum. Went to work, writing scissoring &c. Old [Park] Benjamin down by the middle of the day, did not come in but sat in his buggy while people came out to be talked to. [George] Roberts about, troubled with the Job like affection of boils, but lacking patriarchal patience. Dined indifferently enough at Crook & Duffs. Left story at [Thomas] Strongs at sunset, just before coming up town. Dropped in at [Frank] Leslie's, going Bleecker-wards with him and his brother & Kendall. Called on the Jewell's at night. A hand at whist — dull enough. Sick, worried, feverish and not able to sleep o'nights.

6. Thursday. To Office by 9 1/2. Roberts didn't show, Benjamin did. Working hard till 2 1/2, then returned to dinner at Bleecker. A letter from home, from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn]. No news except that Dwyer — an acquaintance of [Matthew] Whitelaw's, whom I knew also, is dead. Broke a bloodvessel, in sea-sickness. Writing, hard. Went to hear Fanny Kemble read "Cymbeline" at Dodsworth's hall, despite the horrible condition of the streets. A jolly-looking woman; her reading of the stage stagey. "Shakspere and the Musical Glasses—" the latter being personified by Mrs Kemble. Doesticks [Mortimer Thomson] there, though I didn't see him. At work afterwards, till midnight and more.

7. Friday. Editorializing, hither and thither between Constellation and Omnibus offices. Evening, drawing on wood. Nervous and harassed, big cold office, whirr of wheels and talk of men — horrible weather — fog, mud,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-01-05

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Publishers and publishing


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