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	        Vanity Fairians.
Then he would produce MSS. Before
promiscuous droppers-in, with complaints that
Morris or Billington had  bothered  him with
them.    This Cahill witnessed.        Matter ac-
cepted, too, would be submitted to the clique
for their ratification and emendation in an
odious and insufferable manner.      Of late
he has assumed the serious part and aspect.
  8.  Sunday.  Shepherd up, in my room
with Cahill and Billington.   Talk about the
 Saturday Press .   Clapp has secured another
partner, about the eleventh  third  of the paper
that has been sold, as the fellows say.   They
call him the  Permanent Basis  and his name
appears in conjunction with H. C. Junior.
Long incomprehensibility by Walt Whitman
in this last week s number, who after subsi-
ding for three years  threatens to keep on the
surface again.          Clapp and Banks have had
a row about the latter s inviting himself to Ada
Clare s on New Years Eve and making his
appearance drunk.    He had been there before in
the course of the day, when he was tolerated by
 the Queen of Bohemia,  but at night, her sworn
admirer Clapp undertook to remonstrate with Banks
and did so sans ceremony.        This produced a
rumpus at Pfaff s and now Banks does not
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page thirteen
Description:Regarding a row between Banks and Henry Clapp over Banks appearing at Ada Clare's New Years' Eve party uninvited and drunk.
Date:1860-01-07
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Billington; Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Clare, Ada; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Publishers and publishing; Saturday press.; Shepherd, N.G.; Whitman, Walt; Women; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
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.