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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 11, June 5-6, 1860

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Identifier: DX02672092

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 11, June 5-6, 1860

Description: Regarding learning the fate of a former acquaintance, a Japanese man named ''Dan,'' from Alf Waud.

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End of “Dan,” the Japanese.

wrote out two Havana news-items from Bob Gun’s letter and got $1 for ‘em. To Wall Street, then rode up-town; by omnibus. In-doors all the afternoon and rainy evening. Alf Waud came. He talked about Washington city and the Japanese; generally in his ill-conditioned tone of voice. It has become part of him. From one of the embassy he learnt the fate of the Japanese young fellow, who, four-and-a-half-years ago, we used to see at Life Brown, the lithographer’s place, in Fulton Street, when Sol. Eytinge and the Wauds drew and almost lived there. Dan — I think that was his nick-name — grew immensely conceited on the stre strength of his American civilization, was “a very bad man,” and being detected in adultery with a married woman, got killed; both offenders suffering death in Japan.

6. Wednesday. To 10th street, then down-town to “Momus” office. Up by car. Drawing, writing, mostly the latter. [William] Newman called at 2. Down-town by 4, to “Momus” Office, &c. Met [Charles] Welden: he is “night-editor” on the “Times,” now. Evening, went to see Rondel, in Thomson Street, where he and family have rooms. Smoking, talking, looking over [Gustave] Dore’s “Rabelais,” drinking lager and absinthe. Returning at 12, Warne (not the Rochester Warne, but him of

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-06-05

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Japanese
Journalism
Payment
Newspapers
Adultery
Authors
Artists

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