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only old Powell in the sanctum, when the
squabble devolved upon Thomson.   He had penned
an uncalled for personality on an actor in the Tri-
bune, saying he looked like an insane jackass,
with his mane over his eyes.  That paragraph old
Powell with his usual proclivity to mischief, had
commented upon, charging the asininity of the critic
and inquiring why  rowdies and short-boys  were per-
mitted wield the pen &c.     Mort produced the
paper, demanded if he, Powell were the author.
T. P. swelled, shuffled, looked oracular, refused
to answer, said Mr Leslie was alone responsible for
all that appeared in the paper &c &c &c.   Wilkins
Junior, Powell s ex-sneaky boy came to his father s
rescue, when Mort who had done the extremely
indignant and dramatic, ordered him off with
outstretched finger, he obeying, metaphorically
with his tail between his legs.         Of course
Mort was an ass for resenting the affair, which
inevitably ended in smoke, old Powell promising
to retract and apologize!        Sol had a bit
of a recontre with vulturous Watson some weeks
back, pushing him down the steps at the entrance
from the street.   Not a very brave action as the
fellow is known to be a coward.
  11.  Monday.   Wrote editorial on the N.Y. Times
for the Century.    In doors, hard at it all day.
Cahill up (out of luck) in the afternoon.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page fifty-three
Description:Regarding a conflict between Thomas Powell and Mort Thomson over a misquotation published in ''Frank Leslie's Illustrated News.''
Date:1859-07-10
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Powell, Thomas; Powell, Wilkins; Publishers and publishing; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Watson, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
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.