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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 179, October 6-8, 1850

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Identifier: DX09665258

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 179, October 6-8, 1850

Description: Mentions his work and going to see a production of William Shakespeare's play, As You Like It.

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fumigation, imbibation of whiskey and water et cetera till eleven. Then, leaving Mr [Henry] Hart and Dillon [Mapother] at the [168] Duane Street door, walked home meditatively. To-morrow they go to Dover.

7. Monday. Drawing all the morning. Scene at a Mock Auction. In the afternoon to [Wardle] Corbyns. Got the $2 for the little drawings. Then called at the Eagle, Greenwich, whereat [Alfred] Waud & his friend stop; and they not being within, returned to [177] Canal. Writing. Waud called, but after half an hour left. Writing on during the evening till 11.

8. Tuesday. Just going out when Waud called, therefore he accompanyed me. To Nassau Street; the “Sun” Office, where he inserted an advertisement; to the Post Office, where I posted letter for home; then left him at the Atlas Office. Called there and saw the tri-editorial Cerberean cubs there officiating, Ropes, Herrak and big dog of Arkansas [John Smith, Jr.]. Then upstairs to Life Office, Van Fleet & Ward. Then to Boyd, found that he had altogether mistaken the drawing affair, for the which he apologized. Then to the Office of the “Sunday Mercury”, whereat I must call again. Then to the Buntlinean Office, then, it being 1 back to Canal. “Loafing” during afternoon. Evening after a neutral toss-up went to the Broadway to see Miss [Pauline] Cushman play Rosalind in “As you like it,” from which I am just returned. The piece clipped and altered as is wont with harlotry players now a days. For instance the musings of Jacques on the stricken deer was placed in his own mouth, spoken to the Duke and company — a monstrous absurdity. Miss Cushman played prettily in some scenes; albeit as a

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1850-10-06

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Actors
Drawing
Diaries
Theater
Artists
Auctions
Payment
Plays

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