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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 84, March 1-2, 1860

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Identifier: DX02885205

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 84, March 1-2, 1860

Description: Mentions that Thomas Nast is going to England to sketch the fight between Heenan and Sayers for ''The New York Illustrated News.''

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[bet]ween [John C.] Heenan and [Thomas] Sayers, for the "Illustrated News." It was kept secret awhile, as a stroke of policy over F. Leslie. Nast knows "the Berucia Boy" from having accompanied Mort. Thomson to Canada last summer, when the fight between Heenan and [John] Morrissey came off. Mort reported it for "the Tribune," Nast sketched for Leslie.

2. Friday. Lovely day. With W. Waud to Rondel at Pope's studio, where we found him, his wife (who speaks no English) and children. Writing. Down-town in the afternoon; return. Out again at 6, left opera tickets at Edwards' (for Matty [Edwards]) went on to 16th St, with the intention of sending [Jesse] Haney to the house, but as it subsequently proved he had gone to [132] Bleecker Street to visit me, supping there. Meanwhile I supped at Mrs. [Catharine] Potter's, talking with her, Hayes, Miss [Lucia] Cooper, Mrs. Eldredge and little Jenny. Mrs. Theodore Griffin is, with her husband, at Cold Spring, the people at Niagara being uncommonly glad to be rid of her. Return to Bleecker. [George] Boweryem, [James] Morris and Rawson Gill in my room, the latter got to talking Spanish at a great rate to [Arthur] Ledger. In the latters' room afterwards. Abed about 1 ½, as usual of late.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-03-01

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Artists
Boxing

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