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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 86, November 6, 1852

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Identifier: DX01215396

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 86, November 6, 1852

Description: Describes a disagreement with Cornelius Mathews.

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you an author, went to different Publishers to publish books, the Publisher would be justified in disliking it &c.”

Quoth I, “the case is clear dissimilar. I am like to a vender of cigars or any other marketable commodity, a customer purchases one daily, or weekly, some time, with content to both parties; and one day is extremely jealous and dissatisfied that I should also sell cigars to somebody he was jealous of & disliked!” This floored him [Cornelius Mathews] & he dropped evasion. / Had the matter cleared by Murphy, when I went round to Reveille Office for bill, Mathews hath contracted for the $11, & thinks of netting a scaly dollar or so, by the dodge. It’s funny, & I can well spare it, wherefore Allah akbar! To Lantern Office. Then dined at Goslings by 5, wet, filthy day. To Picayune Office, thence to room [290 Broadway]. [William] Roberts & [Alfred] Waud came. Out to the Shades, imbibition &c, oysters afterwards, and uproarous mixing of the contents of all the cruets on the table. Parted at the corner, after Roberts had prodded a hole through my coat with the ferrule of his umbrella, in return for an assault upon it on my part. To room, reading & bed, Waud off to the Eagle hotel, he having left his Brooklyn residence.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-11-06

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Food
Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Artists
Payment

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