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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 120, May 28-31, 1850

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Identifier: DX09407782

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 120, May 28-31, 1850

Description: Discussing meeting various publishing contacts.


Saw “the Doctor.” To Warren Butler’s. To the Era Office. Talk with “le Chevalier [Thomas] Picton.” [words crossed out] Then to the Atlas Office. John Smith Junior of Arkansas (Southworth.) Got paid for sketch. Then to Life Office. Saw the Editor who has succeeded to the editorial chair. Below, found “the Doctor” in billiard rooms. [Hardin] Andrews came, and another. Lunch, ale and cigars, talk. Left them and to Post Office. Then to Holt’s [168 Duane St.] and dinner. Afternoon in Mr. [Henry] Hart’s room. “Colonel” called again, and made appointment for morrow.

29. Wednesday. Nassau Street calls. Afternoon the “Doctor” calleth and makes appointment for the evening. Met him at “The Arbour” — about Broadway with him and a certain cynical acquaintance of his. This Doctor Greeley is an arrogant braggart, and I think, liar. In innumerable bar rooms, ten-pin alleys, rifle galleries, billiard salons — quitted them about 11.

30. Thursday. In doors all the rainy day, making sketch for engraver Bridges card — he having called and so desired yesterday.

31. Friday. To Bridges, to Bakers, to [Jonathan F.] Badeaus — to Era-editor Picton: (talk with him of Albert Smith, of Ainsworth, of Leman Rede &c) To [J.W.] Orrs, to Lossing and Barretts. Drawing for Mr Hart, on the Alms house plan in the afternoon. Evening convivializing, punch, fumigation, songs natural and patriotic in Harts room, with him Mr Johns, [Dillon] Mapother, [Frank] Royal and Joe [Greatbatch]. Queer in health and dull in mind this week.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-05-28

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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