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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 86, February 5-9, 1850

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Identifier: DX08764673

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 86, February 5-9, 1850

Description: Mentions his work and meeting an editor, Hardin Andrews.

on his island, and no such heathful thoughts.

6. Wednesday. Yesterday repeated. Intensely lonely.

7. Thursday. “Mose [among the Britishers]” all day, as usual. Hughie [Muir] came in the evening. Two letters from me, — one from [Jabez] Wing; and one from [Abraham] Hart, expectant of the stories, or part of them. Out with Hughie — (his good-humoured face cheered the dull hot room mightily, by the bye — Like the good Vicar of Wakefield I love happy faces.) A walk down Broadway. Then passed over through the crushing ice to Jersey, and the Boot Store. Old [Bill] Collinson hard at work. There an hour, a glass of ale, I walk to the house with them, they walk back to the Ferry with me, and there we part.

8. Friday. Wrote to Hart. And taking letter to Post Office made a call at Ann Street, owing by Newsboys, that Hardin Andrews — the first Editor of “Empire City”, [words crossed out] had started a paper of his own. He was not in — must call again. / Back to [168] Duane, and hard, hard, at work on “Mose.” Unwell in body — horrid indigestion, and low-spirited in mind, to excess. No present cause to fear it, but thoughts of my present job-ending body — not getting paid — if it was to hap. So heart-sick, so melancholic I can’t describe.

9. Saturday. Calling saw Hardin Andrews. Contrast on the right side with Hawkins. Gave me a file of his paper.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-02-05

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Publishers and publishing


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