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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 9, October 16-17, 1851

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Identifier: DX01055018

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 9, October 16-17, 1851

Description: Mentions that he will not be illustrating the railroad book because of a disagreement about payment.


talk of Leonard Street place, of the lack of boarders, of the masculine and feminine "Dickies," (as the two Flowers, in affectionate bird-like parlance term one another,) with much scandal and cachination. Quitted them at 9, and to mine own little solitary room, and scribbling. Wrote two articles for paper, [words crossed out] and a letter for Mr [Henry] Hart. Bed, late. Met [C.W.] Warren at sunset, when out this day.

17. Friday. Drew a little, then to [William] Roberts, and with him to Locke's. Much talk over the agreement I had over-night drawn up, and arguments as to the proportion of renumeration. Locke & Ives, requiring half profits, after expenses paid for publication &, the other half we, (I and Roberts) to divide. This we did not agree to, so the affair stands over at present. To the Traveller Office; to the Post Office, sent off letter for Alf Waud and Mr Hart; then to Millers, saw him, settled matters, then to [Charles F.] Andersons. Got no money. Then back to dinner. Afternoon, drawing awhile, then down town. To Courtland Street schnieders, got waistcoat, ($3.50) — on Holbrooks order on Schnieders. To Traveller Office, there till 6, then returned. Drew four pictorial rebusses &c after supper, then out and called on Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder. Found her alone, but soon Ward came. Stayed till 11. I never yet experienced a woman with nothing real about her soul, till now. What elaborate bosh does

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-10-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Publishers and publishing
19th century


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