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makes up the entire paper, slovenly enough.
Even his  business-notices   (little advertising
puffs he sometimes reprints, instead of re-writing
to Bob Gun s natural dis-satisfaction.   In fact
now his board is paid regularly and the spur
of positive want no longer goading him, Cahill
is idle and worthless.   Moreover he was ass
enough to try to run counter to me in a small
matter not worth recording   keeping out a bit of
an article I d written.   Wherefore I waked
into him in plain Saxon one evening, in Bob
Gun s presence, summed him up and let him
know who was master.    It did him good
and cleared the air.       There s no helping the
fellow, he s incurable   no suffering will teach
him.     Bob Gun meditates discharging him and
employing Abrahams, who is very hard up and
would certainly fill the place well enough.    I
have staved it off for the present, but it
must come sooner or later, I fear, and then
what will become of Cahill, with winter before 
him.         It needed some little management
to get him on the paper, for Bob Gun, though
one of the most good-natured of men, was natu-
rally down upon him.   Cahill owed him a good
deal of money, and had besides collected an
advertising debt and squandered the results.
  Arnold (George) was up from his country
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and forty-three
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's performance as editor of ''The New York Picayune.''
Date:1859-11-22
Subject:Abrahams; Arnold, George; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; New York picayune.; Publishers and publishing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

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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.