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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 185, April 13-22, 1853

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Identifier: DX01260149

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 185, April 13-22, 1853

Description: Comments on the work of a journalist.


unhealthy, hot headed, brain-throbbing work, this journalism. The Editor of a daily paper ought to sympathize with the Recording Angel — he’s worse off. Were I as [Charles] Welden, I’d long for the world to stand still, nought to be done, that I might have the blessed rest of a holiday. Still you must then tell the world that nothing is doing.

143. Thursday. Drawing. Picayune Office. Carroll there. Boy [Frank] Royal called at my room & sunset. Evening at Burton’s. Dog quite friendly. Out with me down town.

[15. Friday through 16. Saturday] Drawing, and calls down town. Evenings Gymnasium, Dog out with me o’days.

1716. Sunday. Morning drawing. Wet outside. Afternoon out, with dog, to [174] Mulberry St. Supped at Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch’s. Evening indoors, & [Charles] Damoreau coming, spent the evening in book talk &c.

[18. Monday through 22. Friday] Drawing with calls &c. Picayune work as usual. Lots of other notions on wood for [Thomas W.] Strong’s & Harpers. Some evenings at the Gymnasium. One at Burton’s. Mr Johns called. Learnt how [Joseph] Richardson has re-married with a certain ill-favoured widow owning two boys. [Frank] Royal called. He projecting removal to West Chester. Welden called. With him

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-04-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Journalists


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