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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 42, August 21-22, 1856

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Identifier: DX03508833

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 42, August 21-22, 1856

Description: Mentions getting a job from the New York Tribune to write a letter from the Catskills.

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[con]course of people. Seats comparatively fragile, ranging some dozen or more one above the other, more planks, and a vacuum below. Elephant performance, horse performance, acrobatics and centaur performance. Ate pea-nuts, looked on, got mightily hot, amused, and had to dig my knees into people who objected to my having legs. Back to the house by 10, and subsequently to New York. I have sold my share of the “Humorous Poetry &c” to [James] Parton for $225. It’s worth more, but I want money.

22. Friday. Met Lotty [Kidder]. She was unaware of one or two calls I made at her recent lodging, and had not received a bit of a note I left for her. ([Arthur] Alleyne had intercepted it.) Said she should write to me, and that he talked of going to England on Monday. I walked with her to the theatre. Down town, "Times" Office & elsewhere. Left M.S. article at the “Dispatch” office, seeing Burckhardt. To the “Tribune” Office, and seeing [Charles] Dana, asked if ‘twould be worth while sending ‘em a letter from the Catskills. Answer “Do it!” Writing steadily all the afternoon and evening. I this morning had a visit from Mrs [Celina] Jewell and her married daughter [Cornelia Sexton]. Their purpose was to shew me a letter writ by Alf Waud to old [Charles] Jewell, which proceeding originated thus. Some “youth” knowing Alf, and coming from Boston to New York, must needs call on old Jewell and communicate to him the circum-

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-08-21

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Circus
Diaries
Journalism
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)

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