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a line inviting me to call on her and him.
I had thought them in England.       A letter from
Alf Waud.   All well,  Mary  skating in common
with all Boston just now, Mrs Jewell expected on
a visit this day.                     Clapp victimized Ha-
ney only to the extent of $1.50.  His morals (!)
pecuniarily and socially are a counterpart with O Brien s,
but he has more shrewdness in his rascalities, not
the extravagant, grandiose swagger of the Irishman.
Talking of Irishman, there s that old  blower 
Shelton MacKenzie, in a  London letter  written at
Philadelphia, to the Constellation,  vilifying and
lying about Thackeray in a thoroughly Celtic manner.
Reason; Thackeray s Irish Sketchbook and Irishmen
in his novels; which Irishmen can not forgive.  And
when they hate they lie: they can t be fair to an evening.
Some time ago MacKenzie put Doyle above florious 
John Leech (!) as an artist; attributing Punch s
decadence to the Irishman s retirement.  Bah!
Erin go Brag! Brag! Brag!   I wonder how many
Generations it takes to graft something like veracity,
and fair play into the Celt   whether it can be done,
after all!
  {9.  Wednesday.       Busied about  Omnibus  work
  10.  Thursday}       &c; some time wasted apropos
of Restaurant article, by that indecisive noodle Bob
Gun.  Bellew not showing at the police court the
case is indefinitely postposed.   Saw a good deal of
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and eight
Description:Regarding the letters of Shelton MacKenzie.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Books and reading; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Doyle (artist); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Leech, John; Mackenzie, Shelton; O'Brien, Fitz James; Thackeray, William Makepeace; Waud, Alfred; Whitelaw, Kate; Whitelaw, Matthew
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.