7. Saturday. Down-town to Courier Office.
Gayler looking burly, sulky and seedy; English,
Briggs. Smith has been sick, away the whole
week. To Nic-nax office, Haney there; the Ir-
ving don t go very well. P. O., then up-town.
One of the miserablest of days, atmospherically,
mentally and pecuniarily. Drawing on wood
till 11 at night, Morris and Cahill present.
The former got $25 from Vanity Fair to-day,
for three contributions. His are really the best
things that have appeared in the thing. I ve not
sent anything, inasmuch as I m pretty sure that
the young squirt, Frank Wood, would enjoy the
opportunity of practically resenting my involuntary
castigations of him in the Pic. , when I pitched
into old Powell for his vilification of Dickens.
Also I know that the O Brien and Clapp clique
would be sure to accord foul play; good and
sufficient reasons both. Young Wood s shallow-
ness has got him virtually superseded, though
he nominally retains the position of editor. He
must have been very amusing in that capacity,
slinging around his French phrases, as Cahill
would say. He did this to an extent provoking
Arnold and House to rebuking him with an
Oh! yes! Peanuts! whenever it occurred,
in allusion to my joke on him in the Pic.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page twelve|
|Description:||Regarding Frank Wood, editor of ''Vanity Fair.''|
|Subject:||Arnold, George; Bohemians; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Dickens, Charles; English, Thomas Dunn; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; House; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); O'Brien, Fitz James; Powell, Thomas; Smith, James L.; Vanity fair.; Wood, Frank|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve|
|Description:||Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey|
|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.|