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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 96, January 26-28, 1859

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Identifier: DX03278239

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 96, January 26-28, 1859

Description: Regarding a talk about Sol Eytinge with John A. Wood.


with generosity in books &c than in life, for in the latter we see both sides of a question — know the applicants flaws and vices which tell against him. [Oliver] Hillard and [George] Jackson came up, too, this evening. Jackson, the sculptor I met at [Jesse] Haney's — has sculpted Hillard's crack-brother — the "Six Months in Italy" one. Told old stories, may be a good sculptor, but didn't seem much. Said he had met the Brownings [poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning] in Florence, but couldn't tell one much about them.

27. Thursday. Writing “Restaurants of New York, Chaps 1 & 2 all day, till midnight.

28. Friday. Through the drizzle and mist lying low on the streets and Washington Square to [Frank] Bellew's. Read Chapters, talk apropos — cuts & suggestions. Back, work. To Houston St, for Bob Gun, not there, [George] Arnold & [Jack] Sears at whist — went to the House of Lords, found only [John] Wood — F. Leslie's Wood. Talk of Sol Eytinge, who won't make so much now he's "off" Frank Leslie's. Hitchcock with whom he works, is a spreeish fellow, goes on his "bursts" and can knock up Sol in it. And Sol is as bad as [Frank] Cahill, when temptation comes. His intimacy with Doesticks [Mortimer Thomson], too, will a little accelerate his proclivity, for Mort knows too many pep people and drinks with too many. Both he and Cahill "swore off" sometime back — Cahill’s "on" again, I know. Well, if Sol don’t bring home the game, as beseems a warrior,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-01-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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