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	End of the  N.Y. Picayune. 
extravagances in costume seems possible enough
and proven, but touching the other damning
scandal, I, for one, knowing what scandal is,
how prone people are to believe evil, to exaggerate,
lie and put the worst construction on things  
I say I am not going to believe it on no
better than the present testimony. Abrams  reputation for truth is indifferent enough.  I 
remember
Dickens  own touching words on the subject.
  21.  Tuesday.  To Panton s in 12th street,
to get M.S. of prospectus, he confined to his house,
has not been able to use it.    Took car to Duane,
called at W. Leslie s office, thence to  Pic  ditto.
Got trunk sent up-town with cuts, took Cahill
to have some beer, then walked up-town through
the filthy street, all thawing snow and slush be-
low and mild sky overhead, cutting jokes about
the demise of the paper.    I suppose it is dead
now.       In-doors the rest of the day, achey about
the limbs; not well generally.      Writing hard at
night and a dash at [phonography].  Damoreau came
and played whist in Ledger s room with him,
Bob Gun and Cahill.       Joined them about
11, with Morris and took a tod and a smoke,
and then felt better.
  22.  Wednesday.  One of the rainiest, drear-
iest, filthiest of days.     Out to Bond St. dentist,
thence took cars to Spruce St, went to  Courier 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page seventy-two
Description:States that he will not believe the gossip about Charles Dickens.
Date:1860-02-20
Subject:Abrahams; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dickens, Charles; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Leslie, William; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); New York picayune.; Panton
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):12th Street; Bond Street; Spruce Street
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.