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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 109, December 20-21, 1852

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Identifier: DX01226756

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 109, December 20-21, 1852

Description: Mentions having a drink with William North, Thomas Picton, and others.

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to supper. Thence to [Edwin A.] Weed’s house, with drawings on wood. Return; in Swinton & Fay’s room looking over the first number of [P.T.] Barnum & [A.E.] Beach’s “Illustrated News.” the which I had presented to me at Richards & Johnson’s printing Office; being round there mid the whirr and clang of steam worked printing presses in company with Bunnell & Johnson. To my room, reading awhile, then down stairs with [Alfred] Waud & [Augustus] Fay. Reading [Michel de] Montaigne, for the first time. Bed by midnight.

21. Tuesday. Rain & mud. Out by noon, (Randall & [Edwin A.] Weed having called.) To the Post Office, thence to Hawes’ place, Moore Street. Saw him. Dined at Gosling’s, thence called at Lantern Office, at Picayune & Sachem. Found [William] North scribbling way at the latter, in hairy hybrid garment ‘twixst cloak & coat. Purdy coming, out with North to drink, where were [Thomas] Picton, Brice & others at the Gallic bar-room Beekman Street. North talking on at a tremendous rate in his usual ingenious and rampantly egotistic way. Anent a feud he had with Putnum the publisher & [Chares F.] Briggs of the Courier, in which dispute he, (North) had

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-12-20

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Printing
Newspapers
Publishers and publishing
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)

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