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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 28, November 19-20, 1851

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Identifier: DX01063758

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 28, November 19-20, 1851

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next morning.) To Reade Street shades, whiskey skin and a read at Punch, then to bed.

20. Thursday. To Reveille Office, with blocks Got into a long converse with [Cornelius] Matthews, the Editor, concerning Washington Irving, he like [words crossed out] depreciating him [words crossed out]. Barton joined in the talk, [words crossed out]. Got $2 for drawings. To Traveler Office, to [John N.] Genins, where I saw him, (Wants me to teach an individual drawing. Barkis is willin’.) To the Post Office. To Millers. (Got a pleasant letter from Mr [Henry] Hart, this morning — all right.) Back. Traveler not out yet. Newsboy said it was “bust up.” Back to [48] Franklin. Dined. Read a little, ([William] Barth calling meanwhile, didn’t see him.) Down town at sunset. Traveler Office. Paper out in great glory, (a day after its time,) talk with Holbrook. Hawkins would’nt lend him $17, [words crossed out] / Holbrook made proposal if he couldn’t rouse tin enough to start Yankee Doodle, to make me Editor of Traveler, putting Hawkins aside, as he has all along desired to do. He can’t write, except nastily — Makes up for the paucity of his brains by sensualism and abuse. Won’t do, and Holbrook knows

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-11-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Authors
Publishers and publishing


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