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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 106, November 24-26, 1856

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Identifier: DX03711002

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 106, November 24-26, 1856

Description: Describes a letter from his brother, Sam Gunn.


[Thomas] Strongs's &c. Sold drawings on wood to the latter. Return and in-doors for the rest of the day.

25. Tuesday. Indoors, drawing till the afternoon. Getting queer and nervous to a painful degree, reminding me of past experience. Rushed out after dinner to 27th Street, there to call at [Frank] Bellew's, but mistaking the house came back more nervous than before. Drawing, with pain, at night.

26. Wednesday. Down town &c. Illness continued. Unable to do anything well.

I have letters from Dillon Mapother, and from my brother Sam [Gunn]. Dillon tells that Yatman went back to England in September last, previously informing him that his (Yatman's) "engagement" with Miss [Mollie] McMullen had been broken off. (He wrote "in a very Toots like manner." Sam writes a long, kindly young letter. He and Minnie [Gunn] are as when I left only more so. He talks of "being able to keep himself and wife without any aid from his father [Samuel Gunn, Sr.] &c &c"; complains he can't save a halfpenny; mentions that he has had an assistant, and was therefore enabled "to take it easier" in company with Minnie, — three weeks at Swinford and three at [word crossed out] Ramsgate &c: tells of Joe Stokes going to Australia, professes indefinite intentions of change of residence, willingness to emigrate, and much more. Mrs Heath has another child; Tilly [Jenkins] is staying with her

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-11-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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