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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 45, October 29-30, 1849

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Identifier: DX08970865

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 45, October 29-30, 1849

Description: States that he believes B.F. Childs does not like him.

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the “Mose [among the Britishers]” one I had of them. Then to [J.W.] Orrs the Engravers, where I learnt that the “Bubble” had burst — no more to be issued. To Longs — to 136 Nassau, and all the Engravers therein abiding. To [Thomas] Pictons’. (Era Office.) To Wilsons. To Warren Butlers, where I agreed to draw a design on big block for $2. Then to Jersey, and did not stir out any more. Wasted the evening at whist with [Jabez] Wing, Garry and one of their fellow boors. Won’t do that any-more. Much better be reading.

30. Tuesday. “Up Town.” Calls on Mrs. Washburn, (to enquire about the Connecticut authoress [Catharine E. Beecher]). Not at home. Ditto Gosling. Calling at Morse’s learnt that he is still at Utica. Afternoon to the American Missionary Society, where that [Benjamin F.] Childs has stepped into the place of a better man [Robert Roberts]. The fellow don’t like me, whether for the reason that I’m an Englishman or no, I know not. That my drawings are good I know — I took especial pleasure and care, with the intent to please Roberts; and I do believe I should have done so — he was a pleasant fellow and an artist. This man, can not, or will not like any names but the ones already acknowleged and knew [known] to him. [three lines crossed out] Grieved and hurt as I was at the fellow’s “detail disparagement,” I would not consent to take a quarter price, this time and so, made out my bill, and left it — having to call on Satur-

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1849-10-29

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Publishers and publishing
Engravers
Business
Artists
Whist
Payment

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