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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 147, September 15-17, 1855

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Identifier: DX03947212

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 147, September 15-17, 1855

Description: Describes meeting his friend from England, Matthew Whitelaw, in the street for the first time in New York.


in the afternoon. Up town, dining with him [James Parton] subsequently, on our way looking in at [Ary] Scheffers exquisite picture. A pleasant evening with Parton, discussing book projects and the world around us, [Jesse] Haney joining us at 8 or so. These hours with Parton are the best pleasures I have now.

I want a letter from Hannah [Bennett].

16. Sunday. A dampish dull one. Dining at Goslings I met Hosmer, the Carson’s League editor I saw met at the Catskills in July 1854. He appeared the same hard-souled logical, temperate, opinionated unlikeable man as then, and was full of projects of newspaper &c enterprise. For an hour or so we sat conversing on Stewart's steps, then parting, I to the Fulton Street Office. The Wauds [Alf and William] & Sol [Eytinge] there, all with the partial exception of Alf loafing. Joining in it, I stayed till 6, then, supping to my solitary room. Writing.

17. Monday. Parton up. Writing, "Pen Scratches." To Waverly Place, and Parton in the evening, talking of a book we are about to compile, for Mason [Brothers], his publishers "The Comic poets of England" inclusive of selections from "Punch." Returning down Broadway at 11 I met — [Matthew] Whitelaw! From Waud I had learnt of his having been in New York, and calling upon him antecedent to my arrival, but knew not his address. He came hither in June, by the St Louis, which I had intended should have borne me hither, and had so informed him, before the receipt of [William] Boutcher's letter delayed my departure. Whitelaw had intended to have surprised me by appearing at Southampton on board the same vessel. He has control over a Broadway estab-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-09-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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