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offices, there to write paragraphs about the
impending duel between two newspaper men.   Shep-
herd s was printed in the Times, but Arnold
failed in humbugging the Herald.        Of Clapp
denouncing Shepherd in the Saturday Press as a
plagiarist &c, Shepherd having forwarded a
little poem which Clapp assumed to be similar to one
of Aldrich s.        Cahill and Arnold went and
bullied Clapp about it  and  Daisy  writing a
letter hinting at cowhiding the hideous little editor
apologized openly in his next number.    Fearfully
superfluous, licking Clapp.   What would he be
like if beaten?                        I knew Cahill s
good intentions were only material for the Street
Commissioner of Pandemonium.       Didn t put
down yesterday that Nast among other sketches ex-
habited a pretty elaborate one of Sally Edwards.
Poor little Nast!
   Alas! regardless of his doom the little victim plays! 
T was not badly done, but the face was too solid.
  11.  Thursday.  Wrote to Arnold.  Drawing till
sunset, with intolerable headache accompaniment.
One of the tenderest of letters from Hannah.
Items.  M. A. Chinner wrote to her cousin Amos
Sears, something of an old bachelor, within a month
of her jilting by Edwin telling him she was free
and pressing him to come to London!  He  didn t want
any tricks   and declined.          She still infests our
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighty-four
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Subject:Aldrich, Thomas Bailey; Arnold, George; Bennett, Hannah; Cahill, Frank; Chinner, Mary Anne; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; Sears, Amos; Shepherd, N.G.
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.