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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 80, April 7-8, 1852

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Identifier: DX01110353

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 80, April 7-8, 1852

Description: Comments on a production of William Shakespeare's play, Twelfth Night.


yesterday. Met Joe Butler standing at [William] Roberts door, talked with him, then to room [290 Broadway]. Drew lit fire &c. Down town to supper. Return. Davis and a crony of his called. Drew till late.

7. Tuesday Wednesday. Down town to breakfast. Lockingtons. Return and drawing Lantern Initials. [William] Barth came stayed awhile, and dined with me, at the Excelsior.

Called at the Lantern Office, return, drawing again. Lockington called. Down together to supper (seeing [John] Brougham by the way.) “Picayune” to be sold tomorrow. Davis came. Barth came as agreed, and together to Burton’s, to see Twelfth Night. Sir Toby the best played part, and that overacted. Malvolio fat and prosy, and the fool an ass. At an English tavern for half an hour subsequently, then Barth left.

8. Wednesday Thursday. Drawing for Shovel’s “Pick” Lockington having brought blocks. ([Alfred] Waud having cut doing them. Ben and John Haun

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-04-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Publishers and publishing


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