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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 219, June 13-14, 1853

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Identifier: DX01286375

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 219, June 13-14, 1853

Description: Comment's on Alfred Waud's nature being similar to William Boutcher's.


I would I had thy power of brain. By Jove the Thunderer ‘the world will be swindled if I don’t get time to work up the raw material of what I’ve seen in the way of character into a book. Have I got it in me, and will it ever come out?

14. Tuesday. Forgot to put down yesterday that [Alfred] Waud went off for Troy. Came up at 11, — got to go on by 1, sketch scene of railroad accident for the “News,” wanted some money. So I lent him $10, and off he went with his accustomed good-spirits and don’t-care-a-d__ nativeness ‘bout anything. [words crossed out] There’s less cant and humbug, [words crossed out] in him than I have found in any mortal else o’this side of the water. [words crossed out] [William] Boutcher’s another hard bit of Manhood, who abhors shams and such — rot from the very kernel of his soul! It would be something to grip his hand again. / Drawing till 2, doing three Picayune things. Kelly called; and at dinner time, Mr [Henry] Hart, and together, we two dined at Erfords. Down town with him, Wall Street, Post Office & Fulton. Bunnell & Prices, Wells & Webb &c. Parted at 4, I to room & work again. Kelly came, to find Hart, & left. Evening to Gymnasium,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-06-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Railroad accidents


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