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spoke slightingly of Sunday papers, would
consider it infra dig to appear in such.   Yet
he took Smith a  pome  to ther day (the subject
of which I had suggested) and wanted $10
for it, which he didn t get.    Furthermore
he consulted me about a chance of doing a
series on the terms I get.   He has been to the
Century, also.    I don t object to any of this and
would willingly help him but I do admire to
see him expecting to walk pleasantly over the course
when others   as good and better men than himself  
have had to sweat long and painfully for it,
to contest the ground inch by inch.     When he
edited the Pic he thought it quite a severe week s
labor.     I do that, thrice as well as he did,
supply the whole of the drawings to the paper,
write a Courier article, and maybe others, all
in the same time and that without howling about
it.   Rot that twopenny ha penny gentility drawn
mild that prinks itself into standing aloof
from the free fight of journalism where a man
is estimated by what s in him, say I.     Still
I like Morris, though I often get impatient
with him.                  Cahill has been going on
much as usual, happily not getting turned out
of his boarding-house.     He has slept once or
twice on the sofa in Bob Gun s room, always
gets drunk when the occasion offer and, I 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and sixteen
Description:Regarding the literary expectations of James Morris.
Date:1859-09-17
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Smith, James L.
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.