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	Stories about Frank Leslie.
the evening, Damoreau came, supping with us,
up in Ledger s room subsequently, with Morris,
Cahill and Burger, Ledger having gone out af-
ter dinner.   Charley got to descanting on the secrets
of his prison-house, some of them not unedifying.
There s the sharpest rivalry between the two
papers, hence engravers are at a premium;
Charley professes no doubt but that he could se-
cede from Leslie to Stahl tomorrow, without
abatement of income.    The former has, from
his outset, made it a rule that his engravers
should sink the payment of their first week s la-
bor, so that let them stop in his employ for
years, that sum always lies in his hands till their
dismissal, at which they and especially Charley
chafe.      He declares he would mutiny on the
question if the others would back him, knowing
that, in the present state of things, Leslie
would be, like Dick Swiveller s waiter  per-
fectly helpless.    A singular man is Leslie,
alias Carter.           All the dunning and insult
he has been subjected to never provokes more
than temporary indignation.    The scenes his es-
tablishment has witnessed!     the rows!   The
crises!     Brightly in an altercation about the
usual subject, non-payment, calls him  You
pup!  threatens personal violence, then, not
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and eighteen
Description:Regarding Frank Leslie and the competition between ''Frank Leslie's Illustrated News'' and ''New York Illustrated News.''
Date:1860-03-25
Subject:Brightly; Burger; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Leslie, Frank; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); New York illustrated news.; Stahl
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.