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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 114, February 17-18, 1859

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Identifier: DX03292827

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 114, February 17-18, 1859

Description: Describes Henry Clapp, George Arnold, and Bob Gun at the House of Lords.


in the good, amiable, Christ like men" (how the ugly countenance [of Henry Clapp, Jr.] grew uglier with spite and unbelief as he said the words) "like [Horace] Greeley." With much other odious decendentalism of the same sort. He talked a good deal, getting occasional half-general attention. [Bob] Gun with his broad, sensual, Harry the 8th head, figure rather bloated of late, was vacuous as usual. George Arnold's intelligent, even good-looking face showed the effects of liquor. His intellect drifts to decendentalism, also. The other [Jack] Arnold has just a coarse face — that’s all. I ate my chop, drank my ale and listened. Anon came in [Jesse] Haney and [Frank] Cahill, from Edward's probably. Clapp gave Haney a burlesque French embrace — unpleasant to look upon, anon going over to the side table where he and Cahill sat at, to converse with him. Thus till midnight, then to room and bed, quitting Haney & Cahill at the corner of Broadway.

18. Friday. Down town, hither & thither. F. Lesie's, Omnibus Office, [Thomas] Strong's, Haneys, Pic &c. Finally uptown with Gun. A miry, raw day. Gun is out of health again, throat-affection as before. A sort of easy-going, not-ill-natured fellow, with so little vivacity that I wonder at his spreeing. The Broadway Pic office abandoned, met "boy" John conveying off signboard and debris. A notion of [Frank] Bellews hiring this office, didn't pay, of course. Gun says he has used up all his money on the paper, that he expects

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-02-17

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Publishers and publishing


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