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mouth-piece for unmerited venom.    Now I m healthier
in body and mind, and not ill prepared for conversatio-
nal tilting.   Sol lives in too palpable a glass house
not to afford awful scope for well directed pebbles.  Ac-
cordingly when he comments on my  loathsome appearance, 
mimics my speech, predicts miserable failure of my book
&c.   I touch on his Israelitish descent, general industry,
and cheerfulness under Brown s displeasure (!)   Waud
says little.      I go not into the basement now for
my waited ten-minutes after supper.     Levison is
ill   quinsy.     He, wife, and the mutual production
have been to & returned from Philadelphia.     I get
instalments of proofs of the Humorist Poetry Compila-
tion, from day to day, and am making Indexes.
T will appear with Parton s name as Editor, at the
publishers ruling, mine being  honorably mentioned  in the
Preface.      In the current number of Blackwood is
a fearful onslaught in Parton s Life of Greeley  
telling him in so many words he s  a born fool .     I
have criticized the critic in a paper for  Life Illus-
trated.     Little Hillard called one evening, and was
mighty friendly.   Yewel & Arnold came, on another.
I, by the assistance of little Edge hunted up Carroll,
and got particulars of Med. Student matters for book.
Also I ve visited a Chinese Boarding House   in Cherry
Street.  Book grows apace.       Correspondence kept 
up, as wont.                 Little Edge is a character, whom
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page two hundred and twenty
Description:Regarding the change in Sol Eytinge's attitude towards him since William Waud has returned to New York.
Subject:Arnold, George; Boardinghouses; Carroll; Edge, Frederick; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hillard, Frank; Levison, Ellen; Levison, William; Levison, William, Mrs.; Parton, James; Publishers and publishing; Waud, William; Yewell, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Cherry Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven
Description:Includes an account of his family history and descriptions of his visits with family and friends in England, witnessing a procession for Louis Napoleon in London, traveling in Paris with his brothers Charley and Edwin, his friend Harry Price's mental illness, his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ship Washington, the marriage of Fanny Fern and James Parton, meetings of the Ornithoryncus Club in New York, and Alfred Waud's elopement with Mary Brainard.
Subject:Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, England; Paris, France; New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.