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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 149, September 18-19, 1855

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Identifier: DX03948989

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 149, September 18-19, 1855

Description: Describes a few writing projects he is planning.

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and with the M.S taking it for publication to Mason, Stringer and Townsend, or others. I know 'twill pay. Only introductory Chapter, as in the Lantern, done, at present.

Writing Story of melodrama interest, — title "My Friend who was Hanged." One Chapter written, and the whole plot elaborated.

Getting out a "Catskill Guide Book" in company with [Alf] Waud. Necessity of a visit there, a weeks close writing, and Waud having fixedness of purpose in doing drawings, and money to go thither. Nothing else will prevent it. I think that well.

Lastly, my own long the night of and matured Story, in which will put all I know, or the best of it. I have now a title for it — "The Old Love and the New." Three Chapters done, and the whole plot and plan completed full a year ago. All the other projects but one means to get $ to carry out this. Let me get $500 or so, and I’ll persistently keep to my book till tis done.

I'm economizing now. Fifty cents a day keeps me in food. I'm all alone, and think much of my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Hannah [Bennett]. I'm very lonely, now. This day night, a year agone, and I was sleeping for the first time (of my return,) beneath the Chacombe roof. A contrast now! Near midnight, rain outside, a wearied brain and a couch on the floor. Well! God give me a home, someday!

19. Wednesday. Writing closely till sunset, [A.F.] Banks up, and in the middle of the day Waud. With him to Fulton Market, there to dine on a shillings worth of roast oysters. A walk to the Battery subsequently. [Jesse] Haney up at 6. In the evening visited [Matthew] Whitelaw and his wife [Kate Whitelaw] at 204 Spring Street, and an hour later Haneys. Sat with him awhile, called unsuccessfully at [James] Partons, then after a sober

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-09-18

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
Travel
Short stories
Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Writing

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