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think, don t do his money s worth on the Pic.
  18.  Monday.  Down town all the morning. To
Carrington s, sold cut and article, Post Ofice,
Century, Pic.   Little Shepherd back.    He has been
writing a story in the  Sun  about putting O Brien
in it.    Up town per cars.     Writing till Midnight,
West Point article for the Century.
  19.  Tuesday.   Writing till 3, then to Century
with copy, per omnibus through the rain.   Found
Bob Gun and Cahill, with Shepherd at the Pic
Office, the two latter drunk.   Shepherd off again
for the country.   Up town.   Did no more writing
than the last four pages this evening.
  20.  Wednesday.  Down town, hither and thither.
Saw Smith at the Courier Office; he and Haney
back to-day from their Rhode Island fishing joint.
Century Office to correct proof; Pic, do.    To W.
Leslie s.   Up town per cars.    Haney came up after
dinner,  Details about conference with Mrs Levi-
son, at her present place of residence in Houston
St.    She full of the meanest distrusts and sus-
picions at Haney s starting the  Comic Monthly 
on his own hook, provoked him sometime back, to
taking steps towards dissolving their  Nic nax  part-
nership.    She agreed to buy him out for $5000
  a good price.   With this object and the money
she came on from Philadelphia, determined to
edit  Nic-nax  herself.   Tousey, Haney and Mrs
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and seventeen
Description:Regarding Mrs. Levison's proposition to buy Jesse Haney's share of their ''Nick Nax'' partnership.
Date:1859-09-17
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, William; Levison, William, Mrs.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Publishers and publishing; Shepherd, N.G.; Smith, James L.; Tousey
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.