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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 25, November 19, 1851

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Identifier: DX01062375

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 25, November 19, 1851

Description: Comments on Hooper.

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in Pearl Street, meeting [Thomas] Picton by the way, who told me he’d nothing to do just now. That he had ended with a quarrel with Atwood; — that the Deutsche paper would not pay enough &c. Left tracings of drawings of the rest of the Roman edifices with Miller. Back to the Traveler Office, scribbling & helping Holbrook. A letter came from [John N.] Genins for me, went there, he out. Dinner Evening at my own disposal. Sat half an hour in the room with Mr and Mrs Cunningham, (who however design quitting this abode next week, being obliged to take out part of the sum owed by the Dickies to them, they having found em’ defaulter in the first payment.) Bye the bye, I wonder what some men have done to deserve wives, and domestic comfort. Now Hooper, the elder, is an arrant snob, felt hard satisfaction when he heard of the failure of [Thomas W.] Strong’s paper, because forsooth Strong had rather take an advertisment of his to the Office of a paper, that pay a Collector, and thus run an account with him. “I don’t know of anyone I’d rather have heard of losing money from Strong,” said he. “I’m heartily sorry he has lost money” said I. Don’t like these men who get livings neither by producing or selling anything. It’s nasty, middle-men, dodgery business. Yet this snob’s got a wife who likes him, a snug room and a fireside. Cunningham is better, but there’s many things one don’t like in him.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-11-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Publishers and publishing
Boardinghouses
19th century
Finance
Business
Diaries

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