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 Getty  and the one strumpet tattled this
of the other.           Gaylor had to do with this
 Getty  in the  Ornithorynchus   days.  I think
he quarreled with Wilkins of the Herald
about her.    She brought M.S. to the Pic
once, when Cahill assumed the part of editor,
Mort Thomson being out.    Cahill flattered her,
and I believe on Mort s condemning the article
as bosh, paid for it himself.   He was on the
scent after carrion, too.     All  whores and
rogues   like Gonzalo s kingdom.    To return
to the Saturday Press.   Clapp generally does an
impudent, flippant, Frenchy tainted editorial
in paragraphs of one sentence each, the rest is
Ada Clare, Getty Gay, Banks (and brays) Arnold
&c &c.  Wilkin s provides a  feulleton , brilliant,
cool, impudent and amusing, reading like a
translation from the French, and all the rest
of the p writers imitate him.     The paper is
a mere swindle on advertisers, principally
publishers, the circulation being nominal.  Clapp
talks each week of his going round to borrow
money to purchase paper.      Frank Wood  an
evaporating dish  of a young man, as Haney
characterized him, paid Clapp $25 of Stephen s
money for suggesting the title of Vanity Fair.
I fancy the little literary Gorilla is a good
deal believed in by Wood; his inconceivable
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and sixty-two
Description:Regarding Henry Clapp's ''Saturday Press.''
Subject:Arnold, George; Banks, A.F.; Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Clare, Ada; Gay, Getty (Gertrude Louise Wilmshurst); Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Publishers and publishing; Saturday press.; Stephens, Henry L.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Wilkins, Ed. G. P.; Women; Wood, Frank
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.