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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 39, January 17-19, 1851

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Identifier: DX09855103

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 39, January 17-19, 1851

Description: Mentions his work and visits with friends.


acts of good-nature hath compromised his dignity — not thinking that each has been acknowledged and responded to by liking for, and friendship to him [Alfred Waud]. Why these little minor courtesies should please both the recipient and the giver. And kindness and sympathy availeth not — but is rebutted, tending only to fatten and inflate this egotistic spleen of the moment, nor can I with self-respect proffer more than I have done to cleanse out this [unclear word] discord. So play out the play — like or like not I act to him with manliness; nor bate a jot of what I think and feel, and since silent sympathy availeth not, punish the galling by meant speech by plain pointing out the smallness of it. Better be alone than barter free thought and speech to sooth this unhealthy humor. I can live without a friend on this side of the Atlantic.

18. Saturday. Down town to [John N.] Genins, and the Era Office during the morning, to Wall Street and get the check converted into money. Then to Clarkson Street, saw Mary Ann [Greatbatch] and gave her the Ј5. Afternoon in-doors. Evening down town with Waud, first to Mr [Joseph] Richardsons. Turning over prints for head-gear, Mrs R [Sarah Richardson] only at home. Left, and after looking in at the Era Office returned. [Arthur] Mason and Charley [Brown] joined us, and ale and fumigation for half an hour.

19. Sunday. With Waud was in the room of a Mr Abbot, looking over his minerals and reptiles, fumigating and conversing, when [William] Barth arrived. Mornings exhilarating ramble by the North River shore. Return and dined with Barth in Broadway, then back home, and half an hour with Charley, who had been drawing all the morning. Barth left, and [Dillon] Mapother called, but stayed not long. Evening, leaving Mr Abbot, Cross and Alf in the room of the former I start for [E.H.] Chapins. Met Mr [Henry] Hart on the steps and learning from him that Chapin did not preach there, that evening, went together to Liberty Street. A cigar with Mr Richardson, and after a cozy

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-01-17

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Drawing


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