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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 152, September 29-October 2, 1855

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Identifier: DX03951655

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 152, September 29-October 2, 1855

Description: Regarding his work with James Parton on compiling a book of comic British poets.


upon an engagement with Williams & Stephens, the frame makers, decorators &c, to superintend and control a new establishment. He [Matthew Whitelaw]'s to have $1500 a year, and five per cent on all he makes. Out with him, parting in Centre Street, then to my room. Could not write or draw, or do anything. Miserable as ever.


30. Sunday. Dined at Ittners, then by 2 to [James] Parton. All the afternoon at our compilation, going through [William] Cowper, Thomson, [Charles] Lamb &c, till [Jesse] Haney came. I & he supped at the Turkish "Kahve," and then joined Parton at his relatives, the Edwards’. Stayed till 10 1/2, then parted, I with the "Newcomes," complete, (of Partons.) Haney's a kindly little man, in addition to his shrewd good sense. I told him a little of my nervous disorder, and he wanted to know if I was short of money. A rainy night.

1. Monday. A pitilessly drizzling day, sans intermission. Drew Avery's things in the morning, to the Mercantile Library in the afternoon, there to go over Punch Vol's for Compilation. Till 5 1/2 there, got very wet walking back, had tea and toast at Goslings, then to my room & writing. I have done, this evening (upon which I write,) nearly a Chapter of"Boarding House Phisiology, and trust that the black hour is past. God grant it!

2. Tuesday. [Thomas] Powell, & an obtrusive companion of his, up for a call. Drawing till 1, then to Avery's with the result, & got $5. Fed at Fulton Market, to Post Office & return. Writing all the evening. Rainy night.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-09-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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