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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 170, September 23-27, 1850

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Identifier: DX09625757

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 170, September 23-27, 1850

Description: Discusses his work and news from home.


remaining part of the evening ale and politics.

24. Tuesday. At work on the Ned Buntlinean subject all day, till afternoon, when I rushed out to [168] Duane, for last number issued of [David] Copperfield. Didn’t get it. Returned there after supper, and after a walk to the old pier, at the Shades with Mr [Henry] Hart, Dillon [Mapother] and [Norton] Butler.

25. Wednesday. Drawing all day. Evening called in on [Hardin] Andrews and sate conversing with him for a couple of hours, he being unwell; cold and sorethroat. Talk of Texas, of the South and North, of nationality and lastly of books. He goes South in a fortnight.

26. Thursday. Drawing during the morning. Afternoon took the block first to Dewitt and Davenports, then to [N.] Orrs. Got paid $5, in place of 8, under some paltry pretence of divers alterations being necessary, ere it could be cut. To the Life Office, where I saw Mattice; then to [Warren] Butlers & Brown’s. There half an hour, then returned, getting a $3 hat by the way “taking” but so much of the 5 owed by Butler since December last, “in the trade.” Evening indoors and dull enough.

27. Friday. Both morn and afternoon at Duane Street, subbing up my knowledge of perspective, under Mr Harts superintendence; projecting re-application to [Charles F.] Anderson. On returning, a letter from home. Harry Gunn in California, having sailed from Australia there to. And Master Dickon Gunn is wedded to a Banbury girl, and in business, at his trade as a butcher in some American city, though which one the deponent sayeth not / Returned to Holts at

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-09-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Books and reading
Publishers and publishing


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