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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 76, October 24-26, 1860

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Identifier: DX01332921

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 76, October 24-26, 1860

Description: Describes an evening spent with Thomas Picton at Picton's residence.



[Thomas] Picton Henpecked.

fellow who’ll love you [Sally Edwards] and let us be friends always.

25. Thursday. Down town. Writing till 1, then return. After dinner to 41st street and the 6th avenue, to report the laying of the stone of a methodist church. A lovely day. Met [Amos] Bowman there, on my errand, for the Tribune. Return. Writing. [George] Boweryem took report &c down in the evening. Writing till midnight and latter. Finished letter to [Frank] Bellew, &c.

26. Friday: [New York World] Office. Set free till Monday. To Courier and Post-office, then up-town by dinner-time. Writing in the afternoon. Evening, left book (“[Martin] Chuzzlewit”) at 745 [Broadway] — Sally wanted it — with pretty Matty [Edwards] at the door, then to Picton’s residence, in 2nd street. Spent the evening with him; the first since I used to visit him in 4th street, eight years ago. He showed me his books, gave me the information I wanted (about the street-sweepers) talked of Hebrew and what not. When I came away I carried Grammont with me. Picton is married, to a decisive wife, I fancy. She didn’t show but made observations from behind the door, some of them slap-dashily irreverent of his talk. Atwood once of the “Era” died of consumption; Larkin, his fellow publisher is the prosperous proprietor of a daily paper in San

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Publishers and publishing


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