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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 92, November 18-19, 1852

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Identifier: DX01218354

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 92, November 18-19, 1852

Description: Mentions his drawing work.


& there they [Allie Vernon and Josey Winship] [word crossed out] were taking off bonnet & sleeking their hair &c, talking, chatting all round. To the Lantern Office, (whither Mam’selle Allie [Vernon] came anon.) I was immediately urgently entreated by [Thomas] Powell to do ‘em a big cut for the Saturday’s number instanter; — had some row with [Frank] Bellew or other and no big cut drawn. Wherefore I invested Powell’s $1.25 at Wells & Webbs for a block & off to the Dem Review Office, hoping to get sketch of Benton’s phiz. Failing, I went to Brady’s, sketched it from daguerreotype [daguerreotype], called at Lockingtons, (the little sweep owes me money,) thence to my room [290 Broadway], lit fire, did chores & went to work on the block. [John] Watson came, left. Dined at Shades, went on with drawing, finished it by 4, took it to his office, where I found, not him, but a room full of girls, (all valentine-making, coloring &c.) Some were very pretty. Back to my den, and made a drawing on wood, (with intent to commence a fresh batch for [Thomas W.] Strong.)

19. Friday. Down town, after drawing; at Lantern Office, B & P’s [Bunnell and Price] &c [Thomas W.] Strongs; met [Charles] Weldon there. Drawing in afternoon, Weldon came, took [Francois] Rabelais and left “[Edgar Allan] Poe’s Works.” [Alfred] Waud came

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-11-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Valentines
Books and reading
Clothing and dress
Publishers and publishing


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