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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 138, April 30-May 2, 1858

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Identifier: DX03531484

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 138, April 30-May 2, 1858

Description: Describes a talk with Jesse Haney to clear up matters between them.

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unsatisfactory day. Just now I've got nothing to do to pay current expenses and have to draw on my little savings, which I hate. Such notions as I've taken to [John] Bonner of late, he don't want — though ten times stupider ones appear in the paper every week. But they're by [John] Mc Lenan who certainly draws excellently — and then it's known that he has plenty of money and don't want work, hence he has plenty of it. I stick to Phonography, but any progress seems ridiculously small contrasted with what lies before me. From the Pic one only gets driblets of $2 — $4 at a time, though [Robert] Gun is a very good fellow. Frank Leslie is always costive as to payment. And these three are, at present, my only sources of income.

May.

1. Saturday. In doors all the day. Working fitfully, discursively, miserably, unsatisfactorily — Phonography, reading and indigestion. I've done [Jesse] Haney wrong in what I put down on Monday last. Going into his room at night and getting talking, incidentally it came out that he has bothered and troubled by his own private family affairs of late, not to mention "Nic Nax" and Mrs [Mary] Levison. She has made the amende dis-honorable — eaten all her words and mean suspicions. [Charles E.] Wilbour owes Haney $100 for wood-pecking. I'll let what I put down stand as an instance of hasty and unjust judgment. How mighty little do we know of one another's private thoughts and troubles!

2. Sunday. Phonography — pottering about, helping

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-04-30

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Artists
Publishers and publishing
Newspapers
Diaries

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