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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 161, February 12, 1861

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Identifier: DX01498249

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 161, February 12, 1861

Description: Describes a letter from Jesse Haney.



[Thomas] Nast returns to New York.

[dolo]rous complaints about the climate and circumlocutory habits of England, the first of which he says is killing, while the other is starving him. “Shouldn’t wonder,” writes [Jesse] Haney, “if the Mejor and [Frank] Cahill were pretty steady pensioners on his bounty, such as it is. God bless him! We got $130 out of that wretched raffle (of his pictures) for him, but it was all and more than anticipated, before it reached him. x x His old enemy, “pecuniary embarrassment, still pursues him. x I think he will be here again before July. Nast arrived on Saturday, x x is a little wider and stouter, otherwise much as before. He was very cordially received at the house, especially by Mr. and Mrs. [George and Sarah] Edwards. We had all been at Newark on the Saturday, the Crocketts inviting us to spend two nights and Sunday with them. Anne [Edwards] came along, for the sake of propriety. The C’s were very hospitable; we enjoyed ourselves x x went to church on Sunday morning x parson gave us hell with the bouquet gone. [John] Nicholas’s former wife’s sisters and (their) father reviewed the family. x x Doesn’t matter, now the artist is home again, however there’s a dreadful persistency in Nicholas x x May the best man win!” (A very rough caricature intended for Nicho-

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Newark, New Jersey

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1861-02-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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