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[enclosed newspaper clipping]
  Mr. Dana has mounted several steps higher
since he began in the upper-story of the Tribune.
By slow degrees, he has reached a position which
gives him supreme control of the concern, in-
cluding Horace himself.  A sharp, shrewd, cal-
culating, energetic and rather overbearing cha-
racter, Charles has proved more than a match
for any of his associates.  Strong in his likes and
dislikes, he has many friends and an equal num-
ber of enemies.  Where he finds a chance to im-
prove his personal prospects, he does not fail to
seize it; and when anybody stands in his way,
he does not hesitate to remove him by such
means as happen to come handy.  I don t be-
lieve that Dana would act a part that was posi-
tively mean; but I doubt if he would higgle at
bullying a man out of his opinions if he once got
the idea that his antagonist was the feebler of
the two.  Horace succumbs to him, and Charles
is really the  cock of the walk.   Once, when an
employe complained to Greeley that Dana
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page seventy-three
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding Charles Dana's influence at ''The New York Tribune.''
Subject:Dana, Charles A.; Greeley, Horace; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York tribune.; Publishers and publishing
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.