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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 95, November 21-30, 1852

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Identifier: DX01219835

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 95, November 21-30, 1852

Description: Mentions hearing of Thomas Powell's forgery from Mr. Hammett.


who came in, then to room [290 Broadway] & bed by midnight.

22. Monday. Drawing on wood &c till 2, then after dining, down town, to B & P’s [Bunnell and Price], Lantern Office, (where I saw [Thomas] Powell, [A.F.] Banks & [John] Watson,) then to Wells & Webb, to the Engravers, Post Office, Reveille Office &c, then to supper, called at [Frank] Royal’s, (giving the boys tickets to the Bowery,) then to room, and reread at [Edgar Allan] Poe. Hammett told me divers particulars anent Powell. Of his forgery, of [Charles] Dickens letter, saying he never saw him but once, of how Gaylord Clark wrote to Dickens &c &c.

23 to 30. I have let time run by at such a rate that it is impossible now to score his progress day by day, wherefore I lump its agregate. Imprimis I have been very busy & very sick. One night, (Wednesday the 24th) at [John] Brougham’s benefit performance at the Lyceum, taking Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch with me. There I met [Charles] Seymour, (alias Bailey) Banks, Carrol, Bunnel &c and a host of Lanternites. Three or four days of influenza, one of diarrhea; work hard evenings & all till past midnight, and getting up late, the mornings. Picayune work all done as usual, divers Lantern drawings, &

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-11-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Books and reading
Forgery of manuscripts


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