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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 8, October 19-23, 1850

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Identifier: DX09718052

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 8, October 19-23, 1850

Description: Discusses his work and ''roasting'' Donnell.


19. Saturday. Took [Alfred] Waud and a picture of his to Mr Richardson, introducing, both. Parted in Broadway, and I made some unsuccessful calls. [Charles F.] Anderson not in. Return. Drawing the “Machine” picture till Evening. Waud present. Sent him to Mr [Frank] Royal, and had him back with a message that Mr Royal wished to see me. So at 8 to the Shakspere’s head, William Street, there saw him. A goldbeaters association meeting then “on strike.” Mr R anticipated that some address would be drawn up had invited my assistance. Down below in bar room where were unlimited Germans French &c. Mr Edwards & other came, and I left and returned to [177] Canal.

20. Sunday. In-doors all day, writing chiefly. To M [Mary Bilton] and to Chacombe. Waud present all the time. Joe [Greatbatch] called for a short visit in the morning.

21. Monday. Out with Waud. Called unsuccessfully at Andersons, at [G.P.] Putnams &c, then to the East River, Waud having to visit one aboard the Hendrick Hudson. Drawing on the canvass all the afternoon, and evening. Waud with me all day, and in the evening [Charles] Brown. My annoyance of Sunday afternoon, Donnell’s calling, a scene of highly amusing intellectual roasting took place, Brown officiating as head cook. Not a sentence could the unhappy mosaic-looking “anatomical Draughtsman” utter, but in the gravest, most gentlemanly terms would Charley lay bare to him the sweepishness of it; while Waud and I roared in concert. A little impudent animal he is, but of all the richest taking’s down this I think the most excellent.

22. Tuesday. Waud in and out during the forenoon. Myself drawing, and in doors all day; sad, heart-wearied and self-accusatory, though perchance unjustly; but I think not. I have nothing to do, and but $10 in the world.

23. Wednesday. Off down town. Met [Hardin] Andrews by the way, who told me he intendeth going South this day. To the Post Office with letter for M &c. Then to Upjohns, to Trumble’s &c. Met Mr [Joseph W.] Morse, and had talk with him. Call at Anderson’s. To the Era Office, and there some time. Talked [Thomas] Picton into a job. To Wells and Webb for block, then back to Canal. Drawing all the afternoon.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-10-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Drawing
Publishers and publishing
Strikes and lockouts


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