Potter, and the books trashy ones sent into the
Picayune Office for review, most of them are to
be sold by auction.) Haney is, I fancy, a
little more cocky and has more self conceit than
heretofore. Cahill is his man Friday. There s
just the same clique-talk and word catching in
progress twixt the trio, (Eytinge forming the
third) that there used to be when Will Waud
was here. I feel very old listening to it.
Somebody from Boston called during my yester-
day s absence, and left a letter. Andrew
promising to get my cuts done by the end of this
month. I know he won t do it.
9. Monday. In doors drawing and writing
all day . Snowing heavily out o doors. Wrote
to Dillon Mapother.
10. Tuesday. Down town. Looked in at
Masons and found the two brothers talking
with, or rather being talked to, by Oliver Dyer.
There he stood, with his thin, lank figure, his
false, servile, conceited face and red hair
discoursing with the air of a Sir Oracle never during his life
having once suspected his own hopeless shallowness
and inferiority. The topic was abuse of the
press, and presumed contempt for its judgment.
Of course the Tribune came in for it, as
the Masons have a standing feud with Ripley
its critic, and Dana, next editor to Greeley,
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and sixty-seven|
|Description:||Mentions the friendship among Sol Eytinge, Frank Cahill, and Jesse Haney.|
|Subject:||Andrew; Cahill, Frank; Dana, Charles A.; Dyer, Oliver; Eytinge, Solomon; Greeley, Horace; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Mapother, Dillon; Mason, Lowell; New York tribune.; Potter, Mrs.; Ripley, Philip; Waud, William|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight|
|Description:||Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island|
|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.|