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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 61, October 1-2, 1852

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Identifier: DX09076990

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 61, October 1-2, 1852

Description: Details an amusing and untruthful letter he wrote to Edward Heylyn.


“Live & let Live,” then to my room. [Alfred] Waud reading, I writing a letter to [Edward] Heylyn, full of gigantic flaws, setting forth how on my return from Genessee I had found the block on which this house is located burnt to the ground; also divers items of startling import anent our English acquaintances, how [William] Boutcher was imprisoned in Rome for pitching into three monks who were taking liberties with an old woman in the ruins of the Coliseum; how he flattened one’s nose to his face with a big stick & how another bit his ear off. How Purdue had bolted for Australia with a mans wife. And how Stansby had married an old woman and turned Pussyite parson &c Which laudable & truthful performance completed, and it being past 11, I’m going to my virtuous box [290 Broadway] — may the musquitos have mercy on me!

2. Saturday. In doors writing & drawing till 11, then [Alfred] Waud called in. / Went down town, to “Sachem” Office with the portraits of [Thomas] Picton & [John V.] Wren on wood, full length. The usual Saturday morning’s crowd there, drawing unanimously approved of. To Dickensons Office. Got the huge Picayune block &c, & took it to Bunnells. [Thomas] Powell is there temporarily. To [Cornelius] Mathews & to Reveille Office with Cuts &c. Lantern Office & calls. Dined at about 2, about again, engravers all paid &, calls at the Sachem & Lantern Offices again.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-10-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Mosquitoes
Practical jokes


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