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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 13, August 3-5, 1849

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Identifier: DX08835937

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 13, August 3-5, 1849

Description: Mentions an argument with a publisher, James Stringer, and meeting an Irish girl named Marguerite, who was stitching his pants at a tailor's.


3. Friday. Fast day, in consequence of Cholera , so every body holiday making. Self at work on “Aunt Elsie’s” Story of the “Hump and Long nose .” Pleased myself — may do the publisher. Walking, matagrabolizing with G [George Bolton] & J [Joe Greatbatch] in the evening. [words crossed out]

4. Saturday. Completed drawing. Afternoon, visiting the Schnieder, — pretty Irish girl stitching in the shop. Talk national and culottie. To New York — to Bobbett & Edmonds — then to Stringers. Slight row with the latter. He was never nearer getting knocked down in his life. Sense enough to think I could’nt afford the luxury of assaulting a publisher. Verily I think they’re the damnedst animals existing. To Appletons with sketch — referred to Monday. Jersey. Terrific lightning and rain. A call in at the Pork Store then to Schnieder’s. The fair Marguerite again. stitching my pants. Talk of a devoted one of hers “who wore a white hat.” / Job completed. Parting, — kissed her at street door. “hoped she would see me again.” “Maybe I might if I liked” (take the place of the white-hatted “Doctor.”) So she said, and she has a nice waist for one’s arm to go round, as I discovered.

5 Sunday. Visited George. Partly arranged about migrating to their diggings. He came to the “American” in the afternoon. A walk, Hoboken-way in the evening. Joe at New York,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1849-08-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Drawing
Clothing and dress
Publishers and publishing


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