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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 74, October 20, 1852

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Identifier: DX01209490

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 74, October 20, 1852

Description: Mentions taking back five blocks from the Lantern in place of $20 they owe him.


With [John] Watson to the Whig Review Office, where I saw Mr [John] Priestley. Got the five “Historic Tableaux” of mine which have appeared in the “Lantern,” taking them as $20 off what they owe me. We found the blocks up in the top room, amid a wilderness of others. / To the “Literary World” Office, saw [Cornelius] Mathews & Holly, once of the Democratic Review. He was a rabid democrat, a “manifest-destiny” & [Stephen A.] Douglas man then (now, having left the Review, he don’t think it so “shure” ‘[Franklin] Pierce will be elected! Hey ho! cap and bells again! / To the woodpeckers, leaving one huge drawing & two little two column cuts for them. Got 8th no of “Bleak House.” Return to room. Down town again, Lantern Office & [Thomas W.] Strongs, where I met Mrs Norman & Mrs Ebury, [William] Barth’s acquaintances, they purchasing things for their store. I like the latter lady, quiet and gentle-faced — Don’t like the old woman, — slightly dictatorial I fancy. Recieved from her a comprehensive no-meaning “you’ll call on us &c and replied with the necessary insincerity. Back. Dined at the Shades. Met that fellow boarder of Wilkins who I directed to [John B.] Holmes some days back. Introduced to others, — [words crossed out] Dined. To room & work.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1852-10-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Politics and government


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