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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 67, February 17-19, 1860

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Identifier: DX02872309

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 67, February 17-19, 1860

Description: Describes a proposition between Arthur Ledger and himself to write a book from Ledger's diaries.

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More of [Arthur] Ledger’s lies and humbug.

[Led]ger's room at night. A snowy, stormy day.

18. Saturday. In Ledger's room all the heavily-snowing morning, listening to his stories, of which he told many capital ones. I would attempt jotting them down, but for a proposition that has arisen between us, that I will place me in possession of ampler details. This is no other than that he should place all his journals and records in my hands, for the purpose of making a book. They are now in England; he promises to write for them by the first mail. The project is a secret between us at present, as he wouldn't willingly have the first authorship known.

Down-town, through a St. Petersburg-looking city to "Courier" and "Pic" Offices, returning with [Frank] Cahill. [George] Boweryem, [James] Morris and Cahill in my room, at night. Sat with Morris till 1 1/2 A.M. talking.

19. Sunday. All the folks agog about "Courier" article. Scribbling most part of the morning. Evening to [E.H.] Chapin's, then with [Charles] Honeywell, who joined me on leaving the church, to Edwards'. [Jesse] Haney and [Carl] Knudsen there; the day the former’s birthday. He had been to Parton’s and brought me a note from Jim, eulogizing my "Scalpel" article, in which sentiments Fanny [Fern] sent word that she con-

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-02-17

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
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