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  17.  Thursday.  Chores.   Down town rapidly, to
buy things, looked in at Pic Office.   Storm apparently
blown over, the paper to go on &c. (Wood said he, the prin-
ters and engravers had determined to keep it up, them-
selves, in the other event.)  Bellew and Gun have made
up matters.  I to go on with Restaurants   said I
would when money was regularly forthcoming    not a
line without.    Returned: drawing hard till sunset,
then began at Phonography over again!   I have been
forced to abandon it awhile from sheer necessity, and
lost much ground, I find.   But it may be recovered.
Cahill up, went in Haney s room.       Wrote a letter
to Dillon Mapother at night.   Gun up, wanted me to
do restaurant to-morrow   I stipulated for $6 for last,
said he d have it all ready   if so, all right.    Turned,
out about 11, for some ale, round at the  House of Lords, 
where I found the two Arnold s, Clapp, Gun, and
a room-mate of the latter s, all seated round the
centre table.    Talk, incidentally of O Brien, who
it seems, has quarreled with Clapp or something
like it.  O B sent a lawyer s letter apropos of money
owing to him for his  feulleton izing in the Saturday
Press, which Clapp related as an excellent joke.
Then he passed into general comment on O B.  He
was too d____d infernal selfish altogether   there
was no denying he was a smart man though, and
he could stand anything but a fool   give him a
rogue, a smart rogue, rather.   He don t believe
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and thirteen
Description:Regarding a talk with Henry Clapp, George Arnold and others at the ''House of Lords'' about Fitz James O'Brien.
Date:1859-02-17
Subject:Arnold, George; Arnold, Jack; Bellew, Frank; Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Mapother, Dillon; O'Brien, Fitz James
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.