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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 85, November 5-6, 1852

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Identifier: DX01214903

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 85, November 5-6, 1852

Description: Mentions his drawing work.

Transcription:

at 1 1/2, dismally wet day. Down town, to Lockingtons new place, to the Lantern Office, & to [Edwin A.] Weed. Return to Lantern Office. Got $2, clearing debt off. Return after chat with [John] Brougham, Dickinson in Swinton & Fay’s. Supped with [Alfred] Waud. Drawing together in my room [290 Broadway] till night midnight after. A letter from home this day, continuing one from [William] Boutcher. All about Capri, Vesuvius, Pompeii &c

6 Saturday. Drawing on wood, hard. Lockington came; drawing things for him. Writing words for the nine drawings done on wood this week &c, then down town with them, to Wells & Webb to get them squared, then to [Thomas W.] Strong’s with them; thence to Weeds, found Randall & Dickinson there. All Picayune blocks done save one which had been given to the latter humbugs to do by Weed & consequently had appeared un-touched that morning, they being both drunk & electioneering all the week. Took the others, wrote up words to ‘em, left Weed hard at work on the defaulting one, & to the Picayune Office. There to [Cornelius] Mathews to get his signature to Reveille bill as wont. Talk with him anent continuing or discontinuing Reveille work. The shifty, unhappy, suspicious, dodging man! Quoth he, were

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-11-05

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Debt
Artists
Elections
Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Payment
Engravers
Drinking of alcoholic beverages

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