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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 116, May 14-17, 1850

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Identifier: DX09390452

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 116, May 14-17, 1850

Description: Discusses his partnership with Hardin Andrews and Warren Butler on the projected New York Porcupine.


adjourn to a Bar room and bowling alley, where we liquor and talk. Plan of the work decided — strictly “Punch like.” [Hardin] Andrews editorial, [Warren] Butler, Publishing, I Artistic and literary. Agreeing to meet at Andrews on the morrow we separate. Butler and I talk a little; he distrustful of the Kentuckian. I supposing it to be a possibility that things could be so fixed that each could be rendured [rendered] secured against any attempt at over reading. It would be but narrow policy, cent-stealing cunning at best; as any one distrustful would surely “back out” and mar the enterprize. Natheless [Nevertheless] I’ll be safe, any how. Willing am I to risk time and pen and pencil — that is All. /Looked in at Gurneys, where I found the [P.T.] Barnum imported Lancashire Bell ringers,“fixing” up for Daguerrotyping. And the second sentence I had from them was that “they couldn’t get not no malt liquor here.” English, that! Called unsuccessfully at [Joseph and Jacob] Abbots in the afternoon. Finished letter for M [Mary Bilton] at night, and commenced reply to [William] Boutcher.

15. Wednesday. Talk political, religious and Palestine with Mr. Johns, [Henry] Hart and [Dillon] Mapother, in the room of the latter twain. Drawing. Mr. Jacob Abbots calleth. In the afternoon, through the rain to Greene St. Drawing and dampness. Returned rheumatic and splenetic. Writing all the evening. Joe [Greatbatch] out of sorts and smarting.

[16. Thursday through 17. Friday] Drawing on the Abbotian subjects — on wood. Andrews called — (is off for Philadelphia) Evening

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-05-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Business
Bars (Drinking establishments)
19th century
Publishers and publishing


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