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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 15, August 7-11, 1849

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Identifier: DX08844340

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 15, August 7-11, 1849

Description: Gives his negative thoughts about publishers.

Transcription:

“Monster I do smell all horse piss — ! at which my nose is in great indignation!” Calling in at Grove Street, found Joe [Greatbatch] there. George [Bolton] and I ventilating our boots in front of the “American Hotel,” subsequently.

8. Wednesday. Took Block No 1 to [Benjamin F.] Childs. Also left my yesterday’s “translation of the letter of Pius the 9th to [Rodolfo] Audinot” at the “Sun” Office. Drawing in the afternoon. Evening a gossip at the Schnieders [a tailor], with him and George. Bitten by muisquitoes till my face resembles something betwixt a cullender [colander] and a grand pit.

9. Thursday. Drawing all day. In the Evening with George and Jo to the Battery, all three matagrabolized and very nearly wetted through in returning.

10. Friday. Drawing. A letter from [William] Boutcher. ([Edward] Heylyn to be in New York in a week or so.) Walk with George in the Evening.

11. Saturday. To New York with Block 2. [Benjamin F.] Childs’ — Appleton’s [D. Appleton and Co.]. “Publishers” criticisms on drawing. O children! children! ye who turn over the leaves for “the pictures” in a fairy book so eagerly, your happy faces would be sadder did ye know all that the poor devil of an artist has to endure! Verily I loathe my art when I am by it brought into contact with such farthing-splitting, chaffering, purse proud numskulls. A hearty damn on all publishers, past, present, and to come. [Richard] Bentley — [John] Tallis — [words crossed out] — Appleton — bah ! — skunk’s all and stink aloud. / Returning to Jersey, got my things transported per cart to York Street, the

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1849-08-07

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Drawing
Publishers and publishing
Business
Tailors
Mosquitoes
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Parks
Artists
Children
Books and reading
Moving, Household

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