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going up town with him.   His three days
labor on the Courier produced him only $4.
Banks, as Bellew expresses it, has formed a
 criminal connexion   with the Saturday Press;
apropos of which I learn that Clapp s little Bos-
ton indiscretion was a forgery.              Morris
I find a gentlemanly amiable fellow of narrow
calibre, thoroughly out of place in his present po-
sition.    He is exceptional and sensitive as to small
things and people, no-wise philosophic, analytical
or at ease in this working day world.   Like others
of the class whom I have known he inclines to
small punning.   His work is done very conscien-
tiously, but weakly.   Capable perhaps of occasion-
al excellent essayish articles he is nowise up to
the moment in the rough and tumble of New York
journalism.   Gun meditates bowing him out
civilly.   Morris inclines to melancholy and is nt
a healthy man.   Nor does he seem to have hold
of himself, to know his capacities.          Mrs
Levison lives in Houston St.     Little Miss Maguire
gave me a stray item anent Mrs L s  flirting 
and being a  very gay widow  with certain mem-
bers of Chapin s church, previous to her journey
to Europe.    The little sempstress puked this up
at a house where she was sewing at.         Our
male boarders do a good deal of visiting over the
way, to the development of much jealousy among
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighty-nine
Description:Comments on James Morris.
Date:1859-08-19
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Levison, William, Mrs.; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper)
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Houston Street
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.