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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 67, October 15-16, 1852

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Identifier: DX01206052

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 67, October 15-16, 1852

Description: Mentions meeting Allie Vernon, a girl who writes verses for the New York Picayune.


15. Friday. Breakfasted at Goslings Junior, then to the triumvirate of woodpeckers. There an hour, then called at the Lantern Office. [Thomas] Powell & [John] Brougham. Out with the former. Parted at Windusts. To room, drew a-while, down town again, met Brice, [Thomas] Pictons sub-editor. Called at Lockingtons; fed & then at the Sachem Office. Return after an hour or so. To Canal Street and took a warm bath. Supped at the Shades. Writing all the evening. A chilly wintry day, suggestive of snow outside and stoves within.

16. Saturday. Down town by 11 after writing &c. To the wood-peckers, had to wait an hour while they finished up the cuts, then to Picayune Office with them. Bunnell & Powell there, and “Allie Vernon” a pretty girl who sends verses to the Picayune, and whom I found afterwards at the Lantern Office talking with Powell. [William] North, [Frank] Bellew and [John] Watson there, with a little nephew of the Latter, a juvenile who had voyaged to Sierra Leone to lose a father there. The little chap was very communicative anent Africa, receiving [receiving] in return divers fictions about the stuffed owl descending on the playing of a hand organ, to write editorials, on certain mysterious occasions. Carroll came. / Left, met Bunnell, to Reveille Office & [Cornelius] Mathews with Reveille cuts.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-10-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women authors
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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