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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 112, March 29-31, 1858

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Identifier: DX03494609

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 112, March 29-31, 1858

Description: Describes a talk with Clarence Eytinge about his brother Sol's affair with Allie Vernon, and a letter from Hannah Bennett.


all bad spelling and idiotic vulgarity. Drawing awhile, then hastily down to Harper’s, meeting [Charles] Welden by the way. He looked healthier and his beard of lighter color than usual — never knew till now that he dyed it, after the universal American custom. Saw [John] Bonner. Got $8. Met Clarence Eytinge in a shop, which I entered to get a scrap book. As he grows older he looks exceedingly Jewish — nose, lips, hair — all Hebraical. Speaking of Sol [Eytinge]’s affair he pronounced it “a d____d bad business after a d____d bad copy!” — meaning Alf Waud’s. I reminded him that he’d written to Alf, wanting to be godfather to his first born. To [Thomas W.] Strong’s, Post Office, Ferris’ — saw [Frank] Pounden. Return. A letter from Hannah [Bennett], as kind, as loving, as earnest-hearted as herself. Some news items in it. Charlotte [Gazey] will be a mother before the summer is over. Sarah Ann Bolton may become Mrs George Gardner. Phonography at night

30. Tuesday. Writing to Hannah. Down town in the afternoon, to Post & Pic Offices. [Fitz James] O’Brien and [Frank] Cahill at the latter. Corrected proof. Returned with Cahill. In the evening called at [Frenk] Bellew’s (he out) and Jewell’s. All playing cards so come away.

31. Wednesday. To Bellew’s and down town with him, to the printer’s. [Charles E.] Wilbour is out of the Picayune, it being owned by Bellew and [Robert] Gun. Seeing about getting the paper out. Return. A letter from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Rosa [Gunn], the latter containing some prettily written verses about Minnie [Gunn]’s dead baby. Phonography at night.


Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-03-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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