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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 111, March 27-29, 1858

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Identifier: DX03493774

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 111, March 27-29, 1858

Description: Describes letters received from George Bolton and Dillon Mapother.

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phrased “day-dream” about the future which he [George Bolton] hopes awaits us. Is “logging wood to the saw-mills and stairling” — whatever that may be “ — wood from the forest;” moreover he won’t go back — that’s the best of it. Did an additional sketch hot-handed, then to Harpers. Two accepted. A lot I had planned for the Mag and which [Alfred] Guernsey had approved of rejected — McLellan engaged to fill the pages devoted to such cuts for some times ahead. Don’t matter. To Frank Leslie’s and Pic Offices to correct proof, none ready. To t’other [William] Leslie — he just off for Philadelphia. Return, writing. Slept part of the afternoon to get rid of an infernal headache which has haunted me since yesterday morning. [Fitz James] O’Brien walked up at 6 1/2. What [words crossed out] When I asked him [words crossed out] — to come down stairs to tea, he commented on my “economy” in extinguishing the lamp. ‘Twas the height of meanness in his eyes. He has moved from Jersey and lives in Washington Square now. So much the worse for some Washington Square boarding-house keeper. [Jesse] Haney went off with him after supper.

28 Sunday. Drawing all day. At night to [E.H.] Chapin’s.

29. Monday. A letter from Dillon Mapother. Apologizes for a month’s delay, says that he has agreed to write twice the quantity he receives from his affianced one, that he expects to be married in September (on her eighteenth birthday) talks of business and inquires whether I wrote certain awful trash in Frank Leslie’s! —

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-03-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Artists
Farms
Diaries
Publishers and publishing

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