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keeping me hard at it generally till mid-
night or later.    Down town of mornings. Pica-
yune articles shelved for the present, opportunely
enough.  Gun has been on one of his dreary  drunks 
again.         They say Arnold s going to the devil, a
trifle more rapidly than usual.  Walking away
from Edwards  one Sunday evening with Haney &
Cahill the latter was imparting half hints to the
former anent Arnold   some women business   Ar-
nold been out of town   come back   intending to join
her altogether   I know not what.    Wood told me
he had met Arnold subsequent to his (Arnold s) being
drunk for a week.  So they drift.      Cahill s no bet-
ter than of old.  One hears of him swaggering round
to F. Leslie s, with Sol Eytinge, Hitchcock, Mc Lenan
&c, Sol being  on the fight  with evil intentions to-
wards Leslie.   That oleaginous person is prospering,
the Sickles murder having vastly increased the sale of
the paper.   He has his hands full of such now; pub-
lishing two illustrated newspapers (one German) the
Stars and Stripes (a Ledger imitation) the Con Bud-
get of Fun, and a monthly magazine.    Has had
a watch presented him apropos of his anti-Swill-
milk exertions, which he wears in the day-time
only, displaying such an amount of bullion as would
almost justify his garroting nocturnally, as I told
him.    Asked me why I didn t bring in drawings.
Wood seems very busy at the office, as treasurer.  Sus-
pects old Powell of some pecuniary dishonesty apper-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and twenty-seven
Description:Regarding Frank Leslie and his publications.
Subject:Arnold, George; Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hitchcock; Leslie, Frank; McLenan, John; Powell, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Sickles, Daniel Edgar; Wood, John A.
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.