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hard at work and worried.
  4.  Friday.  Ditto.  Up in Frank Leslie s office, had
a bit of a spar with old Powell; what a shifty, specious,
sly, treacherous old rogue it is!   At work drawing till
midnight.   Very tired and not well.   Roberts off to
Philadelphia.   Met Brightly, exasperate about the $50
owing him   says Roberts has nothing, even his furniture
being mortgaged or something of the sort, as he, Brightly, as-
certained by setting a lawyer to work.      If Brightly
don t get his money there will be a sort of political justice
is a man named Roberts doing the same wrong to him
which, he, years ago, did to Roberts the engraver.
  O Brien s left the Saturday Press, which, he says, owed
him some $100 and more. Wilkins supersedes him and
does better.   The paper is horridly in debt, the milch-
cow having gone south.   So the hideous little free-lover 
and Socialist (Clapp is both) has it h all his own
way   Aldrich having left, too.
  5.  Saturday.  Down town early.  Omnibus office,
Pic &c     Correcting proof.    Return, drawing till mid-
night.                                Mrs Gouverneur is here again,
having returned from the country, whither she flitted
for two days, with Miss Cooper.   Seems better and
don t bore people so much   manifests her usual self-
ishness   not a bit the better morally for all the squares
of hell s pavement she laid down of late.  Has turned
the old woman out of her room again and taken posses-
sion.  Marry! the old woman s a toady and professes to be
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and three
Description:Mentions that Fitz James O'Brien has left the ''Saturday Press.''
Date:1859-02-03
Subject:Aldrich, Thomas Bailey; Boardinghouses; Brightly; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Cooper, Lucia; Cooper, Mrs.; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; O'Brien, Fitz James; Powell, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Roberts (engraver); Roberts, George; Saturday press.; Wilkins, Ed. G. P.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.