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with generosity in books &c than in life, for
in the latter we see both sides of a question   know
the applicants flaws and vices which tell against
him.         Hillard and Jackson came up, too, this
evening.    Jackson, the sculptor I met at Haney s  
has sculpted Hillard s crack-brother   the  Six Months
in Italy one.      Told old stories, may be a good sculp-
tor, but didn t seem much.    Said he had met the
Brownings in Florence, but couldn t tell one much
about them.
  27.  Thursday.  Writing  Restaurants of New
York, Chaps 1 & 2 all day, till midnight.
  28.  Friday.  Through the drizzle and mist
lying low on the streets and Washington Square to
Bellew s.   Read Chapters, talk apropos   cuts &
suggestions.   Back, work.  To Houston St, for Bob
Gun, not there, Arnold & Sears at whist   went to the
House of Lords, found only Wood   F. Leslie s Wood.
Talk of Sol Eytinge, who won t make so much now
he s  off  Frank Leslie s.     Hitchcock with whom he
works, is a spreeish fellow, goes on his  bursts  and
can knock up Sol in it.   And Sol is as bad as Ca-
hill, when temptation comes.      His intimacy with
Doesticks, too, will a little accelerate his proclivity,
for Mort knows too many people and drinks
with too many.   Both he and Cahill  swore off  some
time back   Cahill s  on  again, I know.    Well, if
Sol don t bring home the game, as beseems a warrior,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page ninety-six
Description:Regarding a talk about Sol Eytinge with John A. Wood.
Date:1859-01-26
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hillard, Oliver; Hitchcock; Jackson, George; Sears, Jack; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Houston Street; Washington Square
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.