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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 40, September 13-14, 1852

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Identifier: DX01197233

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 40, September 13-14, 1852

Description: Comments on the Lantern owing money to many writers, artists, engravers, and others.


[Alfred] Waud came. He now at work for [E.H.] Chapin, and doing well. Out with him and imbibed.

14. Tuesday. Drawing big Reveille Cut. A letter from [William] Barth, at Buffalo. Down town, Reveille & Lantern Offices. Randall calling. At the Lantern Office, I found the usual assemblage of unfortunate fellows dunning [Thomas] Powell. [John] Watson irate & rebellious. The Seymours (alias Baileys,) in waiting. The Lantern is in debt with everybody, & I think no one has an interest (pecuniarily) in its existence, save Powell. Good-tempered, genial John Brougham, one can’t dun him. I don’t believe he takes money out of the concern. Powell I know does — he lives on it & his family. A most ingenious, indefatigable humbug he is too, ever promising never performing, — now half rallying-half bullying, dodging, feining, everything. All the fellows have the like experience of him. He’s given orders for money on Dexter (always repudiated on presentation) to each; — he’s taken them out where he’s to receive money, (which he is always disappointed in.) He’s bidden them wait ten minutes & bolted for the day.

All have money among them, artists, wood-peckers, scribblers — all. Verily as [William] North’s “Aunt” hath it, Diogenes is a promising man & hath hopeful contributors. After supping in company with Waud, [Alfred] Swinton & [Augustus] Fay, off along to Metropolitan

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-09-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Debt
Publishers and publishing


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