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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 86, January 21-22, 1859

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Identifier: DX03270149

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 86, January 21-22, 1859

Description: Describes a conversation with Bob Gun at Crook and Duff's.


and presently he [J.W. Orr] volunteered the same remark about how extremely busy he was, and could I reccommend any engravers to him. To office till 2 1/2 returning through the rain and getting drenched from the knees downwards to an indifferent dinner. (Went to [William] Blakeman's before going down town and paid him 17$. Writing till 11 or so.

22. Saturday. Writing all the morning, down town after dinner, with editorials for "Constellation" and drawings for Picayune. Saw [Bob] Gun; went to Crook & Duff’s with him. Seemed half-hearted about my doing Restaurant papers; spoke of [Frank] Cahill's owing him ever so much money, of the Houston St landlady retaining his linen &c — such as it was! — for debt, of Cahill's crying when in a hard-up crisis. To Constellation office. [George] Roberts gone. Message: "Mr Roberts had been disappointed and would see me on Monday." Got wrathy and showed it. Had talk with foreman, he not paid — printers wouldn’t go on till they were. To Pic Office again, anon down to Front Street to [Frank] Pounden’s store. 'Tis his boy’s birthday and he expected me to come over. His father was lurking at the door of the store but made no sign of recognition, neither did I. Went in counting-house, intent to excuse myself, but at Pounden's solicita- agreed to wait for him at the Ferry. Waited at least three quarters of an hour, once seeing Pounden talking with his father at a street corner. A cold, raw night,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-01-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Engravers


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