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misery.    Up till 2 or 3, then couldn t sleep.
  8.  Saturday.  Yesterday with additions.  Ro-
bert s down, spite of surgical operation, ridding him
of  carbuncle boil.      To Omnibus Office   am doing a
good deal for them in the way of drawing   they pay
promptly.   Drawing at night till 12.   Cahill came
up to see me this afternoon.  Looks in better health
and general condition, is living at Thomson s, em-
ployed by Mort on some  History,  written to order, 
with more work in perspective.   Says that Sol
Eytinge has left Leslie, and threatened to lick him when
he has paid up $60, which is owing to Sol.   The
row was about unpunctuality in cashing up, of course.
Sol has seceded to the Harpers .        I m glad Cahill s
got away from Bob Gun & Houston accociations.
He smoked a pipe or so, while I got a doze, then went
off.    Drawing, bathing, and to bed by 11   dog-tired
  9.  Sunday.  Drawing on wood and writing all
the day till 11 P. M. with the exception of going to 
hear Chapin.
  10.  Monday.  As deathly cold as though the gate of
the Scandinavian Hell were open and all the icy
devils of the North playing Boreas.  Overslept my-
self till 10, down town with frozen beard, to Con-
stellation   confound the long name, I ll abbreviate it
in future - & Omnibus  Offices.   To Strong s also.
Sold story, left two days back, with illustration, for
$10   beat me down two.    Return up town by 3.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page seventy-two
Description:Mentions that Sol Eytinge has left ''Frank Leslie's Illustrated News.''
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank; Publishers and publishing; Roberts, George; Strong, Thomas; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Houston Street
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.