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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 145, June 21-22, 1852

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Identifier: DX01144042

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 145, June 21-22, 1852

Description: Mentions Alfred Waud's planned duel that ended when the other man did not show up.

Transcription:

Mr Charles. Says the paper don’t pay, he’s losing money by’t. Wants to know whether I can’t give more than 9 cuts for $16 per week. Certainly Not. Returned, drew on wood till evening. Then to the Washington Baths with [Alfred] Waud and a little dentist, step-son to the old Englishman, Conway, whom Waud hoaxed so cruelly about Lantern Contributions, some months back. But stepson did’nt know it of course. After our bath, Waud and I to Beekman Street, where I supped, and he left me, to return to his Brooklyn lodging. Next morning he was to attend tryst to fight a duel with some fellow he had fought with. It turned out a humbug. Waud was sold, as the fellow did’nt show up.

22. Tuesday. Down town with Lantern drawings. Calls, could not see [Cornelius] Mathews

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-06-21

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Dueling
Diaries
Payment
Publishers and publishing
Newspapers
Bathhouses

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