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against him but Sol alway affected decenden-
talism in conversation, as indicating shrewdness.
The most odious person about Leslie s Office is
Whiting,  Dr,  he calls himself; was once treasurer
at the Broadway theatre, gets $15 per week as a
solicitor of advertisements for Leslie.     It is universa-
lly believed about the office that he owes his position
to Leslie s criminal intimacy with his wife or mistress
  for Wood s disposed to question the former title.
This Whiting invites people to visit him, is believed
indeed to practice on indirect  panel game  on those
who are attracted by the womans beauty.  They say
she s handsome.      Generally he is voted a regular
 sucker ; will linger half an hour to get a drink.
Some of this I ve put down before.
  To Wednesday, the sixteenth, inclusive.   All
in arrears, again.    Have finished up Omnibus 
work for the month, and reviewed the Ledger for
next number of the Scalpel.  Got $15 for it, from
Dixon.     Holmes wrote him a pretty letter of thanks
and sent him an  Autocrat,  in consequence of
my article.      For material for my recent one, I
after advertising in the Herald, discovered a small
boy who for a quarter dollar lent me the
Ledger numbers containing Cobb s crack story,
the  Gunmaker of Mosco  every word of which trash
I read.        Dixon met Dana (whom he knows
very well) to ther day.   I m going to have an
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Regarding his article criticizing the ''New York Ledger'' he wrote for ''Scalpel.''
Date:1859-03-09
Subject:Dana, Charles A.; Dixon, E.H.; Eytinge, Solomon; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr.; Journalism; Leslie, Frank; New York ledger.; Publishers and publishing; Scalpel.; Whiting; Whiting, Mrs.; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.