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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 113, December 4-7, 1856

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Identifier: DX03717034

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 113, December 4-7, 1856

Description: Describes Colonel Hugh Forbes.


a Russian officer. He [Hugh Forbes] is a good-humored, very decisive, a terrific infidel and admirer of Tom Paine, and possesses an inordinate contempt and dislike to Americans, which he never takes the slightest pains to conceal. / Up and down in company with [Jesse] Haney. Went to [Joe] Scoville’s office. Talk with him about doing the literary and dramatic for his paper. Asked him $8 weekly.

At [Frank] Bellew’s in the evening, but Sol Eyting and [Frank] Cahill coming, Bellew was only intermittently present, being forced like Mr Dick in his essay at copying legal documents to fly from one to the other, now playing host to me above, anon to them below. Marry, which of us was “Memorial” I don’t know.

5. Friday. Office. Writing to [William] Boutcher, and to George Clarke at night, then called at Mrs [Celina] Jewell’s and the Edwards’ [745 Broadway].

6. Saturday. Office. Writing editorials &c. Met “Fanny Fern, daughter, and “little [Louisa] Jacobs” twice in Broadway on my way uptown. Writing at night. (European editorial.)

7. Sunday. With Haney to Brooklyn, getting to [James] Parton’s by 1. Remained all day, having a very jolly time of it, especially towards the evening. All sorts of things discussed and laughed over. Returned by 10 1/2. Haney told two good stories, the first of which duly — perhaps both —

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-12-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing


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