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calling on to see Roberts by the way.  He has not
been down town more than once this week.   Got $10 from
him. (He now owes me $25.  Says he ll square up di-
rectly he can get about   I don t like to dun a man in
his present condition.)    Going down town this morning, I
dropped in at Houston St, saw Gun & Arnold.  Also
went to see a man in William St   got a job, drawing on
wood to do   owe it to Picton.     Writing in the afternoon and
evening.   Went out at 10   to have some beer at the  House
of Lords,  a tavern two doors off Haney s.   There found
Wood (F. Leslie s man), Banks, Gun and Tracy   the
last Gun s Houston room-mate, replacing Cahill.  Joined
 em.   Banks was just the same original unadulterated
Banks as of old.     He talked about his writings and
drawing for Strong, eulogized an office chum of his as the
greatest comic artist living, settled Holmes  Autocrat 
with the assertion that it showed  a pretty good knowledge
of human nature, but nothing deep   nothing deep, sir! 
Then he was going to start a paper   had men to back
him, bai Jove!       Bray a Banks in a mortar &c
I had half an hour of him after the others had gone,
he sitting mugging himself and talking.  He let out about
Manning alias O Mana, alias anything   said the man
had been seen in New York during the past six months.
Spoke of his claiming everything he heard praised as
his own productions. (Banks was completely gulled by
this, I remember, and echoed it every where.)  Said O Mana
had got $150 or so from a poor woman under pretense
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page seventy-seven
Description:Regarding Banks and O'Mana.
Date:1859-01-15
Subject:Arnold, George; Banks, A.F.; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); Picton, Thomas; Roberts, George; Strong, Thomas; Tracy; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Houston Street; William Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
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.