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and drizzle, feeling     oh!     Got hair cut.  A
letter from Dillon Mapother this morning.  Oh me! the
contrast!   Newly married   happy   prosperous   weekly
expenses of the firm, for wages $200   got a contract for
a $6000 map of Louisville   talks of buying a house
and lot in Spring!    Well, God bless the fellow!  Eheu!
  Saw White the Irishman, ex-treasurer (!) to F. Leslie.
Graham s mag to be removed to New York, he publisher.
Spoke to him about work.    How I had tried this week  
how I must keep on trying!
  5.  Sunday.  Writing, in doors, all the dull, dark, dreary
rainy day.
  6.  Monday. Bit of a morning walk to bootmaker &c,
writing, down town by noon.  Left stories at  Great Republic 
mag-office.    It s Emerson s revivified   won t live   don t
deserve to but may pay for a number or two.    Saw
White. A basement office under Nassau Bank, which he
occupies in conjunction with another   mutual tin sign out.
Back, meeting Selena Jewell by the way.   Writing.  Evening
called on Dixon.  Getting talking of things in general, hap-
pened to speak of my being at work on critique on Holmes 
 Autocrat,  intending to take it to  Tribune  or  Times.   What
did I expect to get for it?  Told him $20.  Better let me
have it for Scalpel,  said he.  Which I agreed to, wish-
ing to submit article for approbation before acceptance.  That
he wouldn t hear of, and paid $5 as earnest.  Talk of
other subject for me to do or Scalpel, regularly.  Hur-
rah!   sky clearing a bit!   Called on the Jewell s for an hour
or so.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page thirty-three
Description:Regarding Dr. Dixon accepting one of his articles for ''Scalpel.''
Subject:Dixon, E.H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Leslie, Frank; Mapother, Dillon; Scalpel.; White
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten
Description:Includes descriptions of an explosion of a boat on the North River, New York literary Bohemians, boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the death of writer Mort Thomson's young wife Anna, working on the publication ''Constellation,'' visits to the Edwards family, a falling out with Fanny Fern over an article he wrote criticizing ''The New York Ledger,'' a rumor that Fitz James O'Brien is the heir to an Irish baronetcy, and a change of landladies at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):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.