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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 80, January 17, 1859

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Identifier: DX03265299

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 80, January 17, 1859

Description: Mentions receiving a bill from Dr. Blakeman for $57.

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Cousin" which has been played for over so many weeks at Laura Keene's. Roberts proposes printing it in next "Constellation." (It is a kink of [Park] Benjamin's — and speaking editorially, a "smart" one.) [Ed] Underhill, by the way, spoke of his doing a similar thing in (I think) St Louis — the play being the "Good for Nothing." Annie Lousdale, otherwise Alice Lowe, now [John] Darcy's wife and keeper of a boading house was playing "Nan" in the piece, which some rival interest wanted to get, employing Underhill to do it. Darcy assailed him in print and a fight followed, in which, says Underhill, the Jew got the worst of it. To Omnibus Office once. Subsequently met Britton in the park and walked up town part of the way with him. Very tired and sore-throaty. Found on my table a "little" bill "For Medical attendance, debtor to William Blakeman, $57." Well, I don't think the man has overcharged me. But as Traddles says it'll be something of "a pull" to pay it. If the Constellation hold water, I'll do it in a few weeks. God be thanked I've work to do just now.

[Frank] Cahill and Ed. Wells called in the evening, on track of [Jesse] Haney, who had gone to the Edwards'.

Cahill will keep decent till temptation comes again. His removal to [Mortimer] Thomson's, I verily believe, saved him from sinking into the condition of a "fancy man." Haney told him so, and he professed to be shocked at

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-01-17

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Theater
Newspapers
Diaries
Medical care
Publishers and publishing

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