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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 87, January 22-24, 1859

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Identifier: DX03270957

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 87, January 22-24, 1859

Description: Regarding a talk with George Roberts about his future at the Constellation.

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red and dreary sunset, tramp of people, felt used-up, nervous, sick and utterly miserable. So at length got on stage and came — home. To bed directly.

23. Sunday. Icy and cold and sunny. With [Jesse] Haney to [Frank] Bellews in the afternoon — now at 17th Street. Left them after half an hour, dropped in upon [Park] Benjamin, just returned from a lecturing tour. He talked, friendly, explosively, wearisomely. Out into the ice-cold, blue afternoon again; through the church — returning Fifth Avenue, feeling like Dives Lazarus witnessing Dives' feast-going guests. Oh! the pretty handsomely-dressed women and apparently well-to-do prosperous men! The pleasant chatty suggestion of homes and firesides awaiting them! To [E.H.] Chapin's at night. Church full, had to stand at gallery door. Subsequently to Edwards' — [Jesse] Haney there.

24. Monday. A letter from Hannah [Bennett]. To Office, had talk with [George] Roberts. The man is really "cornered" about money, proposed retrenching expenses, dropping me awhile, to resume when able to cash up punctually. He paid me $10, giving a "due bill" for the remaining $35. I couldn't feel hard towards him, as what with sickness and general botheration he has more than enough trouble. There came a fellow in subsequently, a printer named Jackson who, it appeared, had printed the first number, spoilt some thousand sheets and sent in a most rascally bill, to dun Roberts. He vilified and abused the man in an odious manner, talked about "swindlers," sueing a beggar and catching a

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-01-22

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Printers
Diaries
Publishers and publishing

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