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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 106, March 21-22, 1858

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Identifier: DX03489596

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 106, March 21-22, 1858

Description: Describes Frederick Edge.


publicans” but evil. I always come from [E.H.] Chapin with a deeper sense of the responsibility of existence, a desire to be better and kinder, and a wish to do my work in the world. 11 1/2 P. M. [William] Leslie up to read a note to me, which he has just written to his anticipatory mother-in-law. He expects to be married in June [to Bella Farr]. — When shall I marry Hannah [Bennett]? Let me study Phonography, and write another book. It’s that that lies nearest to my hand.

22. Monday. To tailor’s. Met Leslie and with him to his store; down town; post-office; met [Frank] Bellew, returning. Writing all the afternoon. To Bellew’s with M. S. and drawing. Looked in at Greene St. Only Mrs. [Cornelia] Sexton and a man there. She says her husband [Francis Sexton]’s bolted to Europe — seems to take it coolly enough. Left soon. [Frederick] Edge has returned to England I hear. He owes money to [Jesse] Haney, and actually has borrowed from the boy who waits at Honey’s tavern without repaying him! An odd, little, weak, frail looking creature, with spectacles and such a general feebleness of aspect that nobody would suspect him of the capacity to contain any vices. He is of good family I believe, his father being quite wealthy. Edge behaved like a young ass, squandered money, went to races, bolted and then ran off to Paris. There he experienced some hard up-ness, used to frequent theatres, going in free with the claque. When he came to New York it was with a considerable sum of money in his pocket, all of which he gambled away at Pat Hearne’s and other halls. Then he consorted with [Frederick] Watson, the low, little cockney. I used to see them for the first time in the Pic Office, Watson being a hanger on of Thad Glover’s, and little Edge an admirer and friend of Watson’s. The two did some starving together

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-03-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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