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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 163, March 1-5, 1853

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Identifier: DX01253634

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 163, March 1-5, 1853

Description: Mentions seeing the play, Poor Gentlemen.

Transcription:

March.

1. Tuesday. Drawing, with one walk down town. Evening reading [Alfred] Tennyson, Foul weather

2. Wednesday. Drawing &c. [Moses] Morse & Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder called, he off for Boston. / In doors most part of the day.

3. Thursday. Drawing, writing &c. To the "Lyceum" in the evening with [Charles] Brown, [Alfred] Waud & [Fayette] Robinson. The latter hath a trick of romancing anent munificent behavior of authors and managers to him, thereby representing himself unwittingly as a general mendicant. Also he is prone to achieve piddling loans of folk. / The play of the Evening Coleman's "Poor Gentleman." One of those standard pieces, with some sterling stuff and a monstrous deal of conventional puppet twaddle in them. [John] Brougham played Ollapod, and well.

4. Friday. Writing all day. Letter home &c.

5. Saturday. Finished article for "Times." Called at [Charles] Weldon’s in the afternoon, then to Times Office, thence to Picayune Office. To the Fulton Street folk, awhile with [Joseph H.] Brightly, Waud & Holcomb. With the two former & Brown to [John N.] Genin’s, thence up Broadway. They joined me at my room after supper. Talk awhile, till 10,

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1853-03-01

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Diaries
Theater
Artists
Plays

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