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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 116, February 18-19, 1859

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Identifier: DX03294450

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 116, February 18-19, 1859

Description: Regarding meeting Matthew Whitelaw on the street.


to get $100 — a drifting, not to veracious mortal. With him [Bob Gun] to Restaurant under Wood's building — the subject for next article. Saw proprietor, got intelligence, Gun left. Found a note from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] & Charley [Gunn] awaiting my return to [132] Bleecker — latter containing order for 3.3 [pounds]. "the pecuniary results" of my story in Household Words. Round to Houston Street at night, saw Gun, [George] Arnold &c. Writing till midnight and up for an hour afterwards.

19. Saturday. Charley's yesterday’s letter contains an intimation that [William] Boutcher is contemplating matrimony — girl named [Eliza] Melliship. Writing restaurant article, did it by diner. Down town per omnibus through the drizzle. [John A.] Wood, Poole and the others at the office awaiting the advent of [Frank] Bellew with money to pay them, Bob Gun having been kept at home by sickness all day. Printers went to work on my copy immediately. Went down to Omnibus Office, fellows gone. I forgot to put down that when going to the Pic Office while passing that of the Tribune, at the very moment when I was thinking of the man I met [Matthew] Whitelaw. Almost his first question was about the beauty of his wife [Kate Whitelaw]'s wax-flower making coupled with the information that he taught it her. Anon he wanted to know whether I couldn’t get notices in the paper about it, said she made $20 a day. Told me he made no attempts at renewal of intimacy in order to avoid letting the Jackson's learn anything of his doings, through my home-letters. Now I certainly mentioned

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-02-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Payment


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