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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 98, October 28-31, 1856

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Identifier: DX03704115

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 98, October 28-31, 1856

Description: Describes the office he shares with Frank Bellew, and a letter from William Boutcher.


lady's purse, projecting a partnership with a lithographer, taking a villa in the country &c. A friend of [William] Boutchers dined with Mrs Stowe's daughters and describes them as "most gentlemanly young ladies. Amy Allom is married — not to the Australian Braithwaite. "The old cock [Thomas Allom]" quoth Boutcher "will probably be the next to sling himself up" — or to "take a house-keeper," George Clarke’s rusticating — will probably bring a wife to town with him. Corny Bagster has "had all his family pigging at his rooms," projected crossing the Atlantic with 'em and — didn't.

Boutcher has done some drawing for the Illustrated News, illustrated Loftus's Babylonian book &c.

Now to myself. I share [Frank] Bellew's newly take office. 'Tis a perfect Salisbury plain of a room, almost unfurnished. There are two tables, one a sunall, the latter a lengthy and narrow one, appertaining to the official purposes of former occupants. Bellew does Picayune or Nicnax work, having contracted for both, or labors on a big water color dozen of cricketers, which he will have to put on stone. I work at the drawings for my book, or what else I can get to do.

What an absurdly unjust and false estimation had I of Bellew. He is — if I be not now mistaken — one of the most kindly natured and un-affected of gentlemen. I am learning to like

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-10-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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