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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 113, April 1-3, 1858

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Identifier: DX03495445

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 113, April 1-3, 1858

Description: Describes John Darcy.



1. Thursday. Wrote an article for the Pic. To [Frank] Bellew’s with it. A walk and dinner. To [James] Parton’s in the afternoon. Fanny [Fern] confined to her room by one of her headaches, the girl’s [Grace and Ellen Eldredge] gone to the theatre with the Doesticks’ [Mort and Anna Thomson], and Miss J [Louisa Jacobs] returned to Idlewild. Supped with Parton, bachelor-fashion. A ramble and cigar in the evening.

2. Friday. Returned to New York by noon. To the “Sun” office, seeing H. Beach. He, in conjunction with others, talks of starting a comic paper. To Nic-nax and Pic Offices. Up town.

3. Saturday. At Bellew’s in the morning. Down town in the afternoon, to F. Leslie’s, Pic Office &c. To Wallacks, to see “Jessie Brown of Lucknow.” Effective, dramatic, touching, horribly absurd and eminently [Dion] Bourcicaultish. Agnes Robertson a sweet little actress. Dropped into Honey’s subsequently for supper. Found [Frank] Cahill there in company with Hawthorne (the scene-painter at Laura Keene’s) “Muggin’s-dog.” [John] Darcy and a big Skye terrier who sat in his own chair beside, and looked honester than his master. Darcy was one of the writers for Bell’s Life and other sporting London papers, did some theft or forgery or little excentricity of that sort, and is now one of the leading spirit’s of “Porter’s Spirit.” He is a Jew, has a longish, oval, flat face, fringed with thin black whiskers, a moustache waxed into stiff points, and a conceited, false, sporting, Londonish expression of countenance. He was well dressed and talkative on the subject of the dog. [Frederick] Watson came in, and Darcy began at him about some article he wan which did not appear in the Courier — Darcy having wanted it to appear, or

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-04-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Dogs


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