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one of self-sacrifice, but I m sure the affair
grew out of mixed motives, as do most in
life.       I don t know whether Haney mightn t think
this profanation of the man whom he intellectually
and morally bows down to, but I m not going to
bow down to anybody.      There s a spice of weakness
on one side when friends do not base their liking
on fair play to either   the broad honest platform
of justice.      I d as soon be a cat and purr grati-
fication at a girls  stroking as accept such a
friendship as Thomson bestows on Wells.   And though
I see how much higher is that felt for Haney by
Parton, I don t blink its shortcomings.        These
things are sad to contemplate.
  27.  Monday.  Did an editorial for  Century  
and a letter to George Bolton.     Donned suit of sum-
mer white after dinner and down town, in the
bright, hot afternoon, encountering Cahill and little
Nast by the way.   To Century Office: Mc Elrath
just read first two paragraphs of article, said
it would  do  and sent it up to the printers.  To
Nic-nax Office, Constellation &c, up-town.  [Phonography] in
the evening, Cahill present.   To Edwards  for an
hour, wanting to get items for editorial in the Times
Mr. E. being a subscriber, but didn t.          I over-
took and walked uptown with Banks this afternoon.
He was singing Jo Peans to Clapp and the Satur-
day Press, after his old, old, asinine manner.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page thirty-two
Description:Comments on the friendship between Jesse Haney and James Parton.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bolton, George; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Clothing and dress; Edwards, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; McElrath; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; 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.