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Edwards.    Sally who has been quite sick, up
and convalescing.   Cahill & Haney there.
  14.  Monday.  To Pic and Omnibus Office.  Hither and
thither. Down town again in the afternoon to correct proof.
Out in the evening with intent to hear Chapin lecture, but mis-
taking the building, went on, tried Whitelaw s domicile.  No-
body within: returned and to Carlyle s Friedrich 2.
  15.  Tuesday.  A dull rainy day.  In doors, four drawings
on wood, for Omnibus.  Thus passed my thirty-third birth-
day.
  16.  Wednesday.  Down-town, to Omnibus & Pic offices.
The latter paper delayed a day beyond it s usual publica-
tion, partly in consequence of Bellew s attendance on the police-
court hindering him from doing the necessary drawings, partly
because Bob Gun has been drunk for a day or two. Symp-
toms of breakings up on the part of the paper.   Met Tom
Picton, with him to Pic Office.       Met Bellew and Wilbour
in Ross and Tousey s.    They, as subsequently appeared con-
ferring about the coming extinction or otherwise of the paper.
At length Bellew has got tired of drawing for it without
getting any money, Gun is a donkey and gets drunk, and
the result will probably be a burst-up.   Both Wilbour
and Gun must have lost considerable money in it; how
much, the latter would be hard to tell, as he is unvera
cious on the subject.                   Looking accidentally at
the list of arrivals at the hotels, the other day, I saw
chronicled Fitz-james O Brien, at the  Everett house! 
O B is out of luck, I know, hence probably this Barry
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Regarding the impending demise of the ''New York Picayune.''
Date:1859-02-13
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Chapin, E.H.; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lindon, Barry; New York picayune.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Picton, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Whitelaw, Matthew; Wilbour
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.