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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 164, February 24-March 2, 1857

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Identifier: DX03745536

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 164, February 24-March 2, 1857

Description: Regarding the aftermath of William Levison's death in his boarding house.

Transcription:

assisted by [Frank] Cahill conducts the paper [New York Picayune]. Poor old [William] Levison's memory already speeding post-haste to oblivion. So anxious about his poor paper, too, as the man was, that each day’s detail life brings him prominently before me. The folks chatter and tattle at table as usual, and each day rubs on. Well they're right, perhaps. "Eat and drink for to-morrow you die!" — and people forget you. [Jesse] Haney is very busy, projects a new office in May &c. Mrs [Mary] Levison misses her dead husband's squiring her to theatres, his ready purse, and patience and kindness — and that's all. God grant I may have somebody to love me when I die!

March

1. Sunday. To [Frank] Bellew's, morning and evening. Made an agreement to come and work for him, for $ 15 weekly, commencing to-morrow.

2. Monday. A violent snow-storm, being a relapse into that of January. At Bellew's all day till 6, drawing, with a sick headache. He at work also. Two other persons present. One Whelpley ex-editor of Democratic Review, and literary man. He has just returned from nine Nicaraguan mouths, and denounces [William] Walker

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-02-28

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Death
Boardinghouses
19th century
Newspapers
Women

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