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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 30, November 23-25, 1851

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Identifier: DX01064680

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 30, November 23-25, 1851

Description: Comments on Folsom.


For he said no word good or bad, until spoken to, and then he [word crossed out] replied in monosyllables. He neither read, not talked, but sat, or stood staring fixedly out of window at the bleak prospect, or at the table. Or he paced up and down the room, (having creaking boots, and said no word, good or bad, at all. Horridly dull the day passed as of course we could not talk, or do aught save read uneasily. He was from Maine, his name I think Folsom, and unhappy about something, poor devil. But, reversing Falstaffs assertion, he was not only miserable himself, but the cause of misery in others. So the dismal day drew to a close, and he went to his bed, and I to one on the ground besides [William] Barth’s, where we both read awhile, and then to sleep.

24. Monday. After sepulchral breakfast, back to New York. Traveler Office. Got blocks, to [48] Franklin St and dinner, then drew. After supper down town again with drawing of Hughes & [Lajos] Kossuth &c. Holbrook having had dispute with Hawkins wants me to commence Editorializing, So I did, and sat down in the dreary printing Office, and supplied “copy” to the two printers till 11. [word crossed out]. This survey work, and how poorly paid!

25. Tuesday. Drawing in my ice-cold room till the other block was done. Then down from in the pelting snow, with a sore throat and headache to the Office. There

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-11-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing


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