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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 35, December 3-4, 1851

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Identifier: DX01066987

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 35, December 3-4, 1851

Description: Comments on Miller and Lockington.


He [Miller]’s a fussy man, and [words crossed out] accustomed to the use of a mild amount of humbug. Much at the Traveller Office; and drawing, sometimes at mine own room, in despite of cold, and sometimes at the room whereat Lockington engraves. Many talks with him. He a small, shrewd untrustable mortal, hath projected and published much in the cheap catch-penny London publication way, and as an article of faith holds that there be in this world always munies enow to fill any tolerably well-woven net spread for them. Has spent money, and I think fled hither to dispossess sheriff of his individual person. Is [word crossed out] oily and subservient, chimes in with overmuch readiness to any opinion advanced. / One evening called at Dunsiers, in Brooklyn, another (Wednesday) to the Entertainment of “Fellows’ Minstrels,” with Holbrook. A [word crossed out] notion that of putting boasts of the Stars and Strypes in the mouth of a negro! [words crossed out] / Much talk anticipatory about [Lajos] Kossuth.

4. Thursday. Down town. Met and drank with the Editor of [Thomas W.] Strongs paper, at the Clinton hotel, having a literary talk, apropos of [Ralph Waldo] Emerson and [Thomas] Carlyle, divers other authors and authorlings packing about. To Post-Office, to [John B.] Holmes’, Traveller Office &c. Afternoon drawing. In an “Examiner” sent to me, I this day read of the death of Samuel Beazley, in his Seventieth year. One more off the Scene — Evening, a

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-12-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Drawing
African Americans


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