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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 150, September 19-25, 1855

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Identifier: DX03949877

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 150, September 19-25, 1855

Description: Mentions hearing from Charles Welden that Stringer and Townsend are interesting in publishing his (Gunn's) book when it is written.

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mug of Lager beer parted.

20. Thursday. A cold sunny morning, and a letter from Hannah [Bennett]. Writing all day till evening. To the Fulton Street office awhile. Finished Parisian letters. [Charles] Welden called, with the intelligence that Stringer & Townsend had intimated their willingness to publish my book, when completed, bidding him "use his influence" to have it brought to them. He tells me to go ahead with it, read one Chapter & approved. [James] Parton called.

21. Friday. Writing to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn].

22. Saturady. Writing.

23. Sunday. Up town to Partons. Read French M.S. Dined with him, then selecting, scissoring &c for our book of the Comic poets till 4. [Jesse] Haney up. Parton off to his relatives [Edwards family], where after supping at the Delancy house, Haney and I joined him. Many visitors there, some twenty I should think, Parton's mother and father in law among them. Thus till 10, then a walk round Washington square, and parting.

24. Monday. Writing to Hannah. Down town, calling at Avery's, from whom I had recieved a note, to Fulton Market, Post Office and the [Alf] Waud & [Sol] Eytinge Office. The triumvirate were loafing in Brown the Lithographer's adjacent room, he swinging in hammock, Alf turning over lithographs, Will [Waud] "reducing" a picture by squares, and Sol with unkempt hair and desultory appearance. The smaller Waud too has [unclear word] himself of his hyperionic whiskers, retaining only moustache and tuft, and now looks like a dapper Frenchman. Writing all the evening.

25. Tuesday. [A.F.] Banks, Haney, & Welden up successively,

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-09-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing

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