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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 226, June 22-24, 1853

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Identifier: DX01289926

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 226, June 22-24, 1853

Description: Mentions the imminent demise of Thomas Picton's newspaper, Sachem.


and perspiring direfully. [Thomas Picton] Intimated the approaching demise of the “Sachem.” Serve it Right! Performances on one string, musical or literary, albeit curious at first hearing ought to and do bore everybody. And this “Native Americanism” is the smallest & dirtiest tune for asses and knaves to caper to. It’s [Samuel] Johnson’s “last refuge of Scoundrelism.” / Drawing. Evening to Gymnasium, few there, exercised very little. At Erford’s, [Alfred] Waud, [Charles] Damoreau, Mr [Henry] Hart, Dillon [Mapother] and Yatman the Londoner.

23. Thursday. Up by 5 & to Jersey City, rousing Dillon & Yatman to a bath. Breakfasted, and recrossed to New York with Mr Hart, parted in Nassau Street; and I to room & drawing. Sedgwick called bearing a note from Lotty [Kidder]. / Worked on till dinner, then all the afternoon, Dunsier calling and boring me till [John] Whytal came, when he left, about 7. Evening Gymnasium, Waud there: All the folk at Erford’s subsequently. Damoreau coming up into my room, near midnight, for the numbers of “Bleak House.” [words crossed out]

24. Friday. Down town, “Time-Piece” & “Picayune.” At Vesey Street by 9, and after half an hours [word crossed out] waiting with

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1853-06-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Publishers and publishing
Politics and government
Books and reading


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