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  11. Tuesday.  Yesterday the coldest one in
seventy years, say the meteorologists. /   Omnibus driver
frozen dead on his box.   To Blakeman s; people
clustering round stove in the passage.   Down town to
office   blazing away at scribbling.  Left M.S. at
Sunday Times office.      Called at the St Nicholas, on
my way up-town, saw Roberts, left  copy.   The man
looked handsome seated, legs up in chair, with his
manly features and beard, in the luxurious chamber.
Dinner. Writing to my mother and Naomi till
midnight.              Mrs Levison is in Rome.
  12.  Wednesday.  Office.  Rosenberg came and
separately, Brightly.    The latter vilified Sol s artistic
abilities and said they had a better artist from Phila-
delphia on the paper.    Roberts appeared by 12.  Some-
thing of a to-do between him and foreman of the prin-
ters, the men having  struck  or something of the sort.
Roberts irascible about, said they d get paid directly
it could be ascertained what was owing &c.   Left
at 2.       Swinton came up in my room during the eve-
ning to borrow a dollar, having got left in the city,
owing to his dancing attendance on Frank Leslie for
money.   Sol Eytinge, it seems, isn t engaged by the
Harper s.   He s drawing at Hitchcocks place.  Little
Nast seceded too.    There was a row at Leslie s   of
course about money   Leslie charged Sol with idleness
and drunkenness and the latter responded by bidding
Leslie go to h  __l.     Swinton says Sol got paid up.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page seventy-four
Description:Regarding Sol Eytinge's departure from ''Frank Leslie's Illustrated News.''
Subject:Blakeman, William; Brightly; Eytinge, Solomon; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank; Levison, William, Mrs.; Nast, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Roberts, George; Rosenberg; Swinton, Alfred
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.