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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 31, September 17-19, 1849

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Identifier: DX08911708

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 31, September 17-19, 1849

Description: Discusses meeting a lady named Mrs. Washburn at the shop of Mr. Roberts, who came to inquire about getting a book by a lady [Miss C.E. Beecher] illustrated.

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17. Monday. Joe [Greatbatch] out all night again — and when he arrived home said he had been “drunk as a pig”, and had found himself lying in the park, on coming to himself! / To New York. Calling at [Robert] Robert’s, and he being out, while talking to his apprentice, in came an old gentleman, (apparently connected with the Tract Society there,) and a lady [Mrs. Washburn]. The latter had come for intelligence as to the Illustrating of a forthcoming book on Calisthenics — lady-written . Being appealed to, in default of Mr. Roberts, I, after some talk, accompanied the lady to Harland’s, the Engraver, where it was agreed that I should make out a drawing for the prospectus, to be sent to the authoress at Hartford [Catharine E. Beecher]. Afternoon and Evening drawing.

18. Tuesday. Went to New York, Fourth Street. A Mr. Gosling who had called on me yesterday afternoon about a big circular announcing the sale of Hacking. Told him Baker’s charge for engraving and mine for drawing. Then to Fifth Street, Mrs. Washborn — the lady of yesterday. A pleasant, mild face she has, and gray hair. Showed my drawings, and saw a finely painted portrait on ivory, done by her. Afternoon & evening, drawing.

19. Wednesday. Went to 204 Broadway, as according to appointment to meet Mr. [Abraham] Hart. Room full of booksellers, Mr. Hart selling his own books by the 5, 10, or the 100. And at such prices! (Walter] Scott’s complete works, with Lockharts life &c 75 cents!) Remained till noon then to Jersey. There again and after an hours waiting, Mr. Hart’s labours terminated, and I had an interview with him. Left “Cholera

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1849-09-17

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

Subjects: Drawing
Engravers
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Women
Calisthenics
Auctions

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