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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 66, July 21-23, 1859

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Identifier: DX03060959

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 66, July 21-23, 1859

Description: Describes a letter received from his half-sister Mary Anne Greatbatch.



talks much of Sally [Edwards]! He is going into the country with them. Poor little [Thomas] Nast! You are in for a heart twinge, my boy! What an old, old story it is! How amusing and how touching! [Frank] Cahill and I must have talked till past 1 in the morning, — finally about the meaning of Existence and what lies beyond it.

22. Friday. Drawing till the afternoon. [Bob] Gun up. Down town, to Century Office &c. Drawing at night, on wood, hard. Rather weary. A letter from Mary Anne [Greatbatch] which made me none the more cheerful. She "has been doing light work for her board as she cannot undertake a regular place of all work;" don't know where she shall "put her head" on leaving; "the boys [Fred and Edward Greatbatch] will have no money till their crops come in"; there has been a law suit about the money due to her; so she "has pretty tough times." I think so, indeed. [Frank] Cahill up.

23. Saturday. Headachy and out of sorts. Down town with Cahill, to Pic, Century Office &c. Met [Charles] Weldon, a little inebriated on entering the Park, and he immediately taxed me with the authorship of the Century editorial on the Times, declaring that he had asserted this in the Times office to all present. It was of little use to deny it, and [Charles] Briggs coming along, Weldon must needs tell him, presently driving at my pocket, crammed with newspapers and lugging out a "Century" directed to England. I

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-07-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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