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             A Story accepted by Dickens.
to-do Fifth-Avenoodle, they say,   to the amount
of $4,000, though the  Saturday Press.     This
Pearsall is to marry Ada Clare, who, consequently,
doesn t show so much among the Pfaff clique.
He originated dreary, innocentish, gushing bosh
entitled  Leaves from Nature  in the S.P., 
getting men to re-write  em as he couldn t do English
himself; he had his name printed in conjunction
with Clapp s, as  editor and proprietor.    Last
week he fired off piddling satire at the Pfaff
clique in the  Courier,  which Briggs, getting it
for nothing, printed.
  6.  Friday.  Drawing &c.    Ledger up by
12  , says he s positively off for Washington
(?) to-day, out to the Optimus with him.     In
the afternoon got note from Charles Dickens
  my story  retained for insertion.     Down-town
to Harpers, too late to catch Bonner.         Eve-
ning, in doors.     Boweryem and Hilton the
printer up.        Talk about fight-hoax.
  7 6.  Saturday.  Down town by noon.    To
Harper s, missed Bonner again.      Sears came
up, with him to Crook and Duff s, where
we met Cahill, with whom I had walked
down town.     To Courier office; Cahill, Abra-
hams, Smith and anon Briggs there, chaffing.
Up to the  Tribune  Office twice, to get payment
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and forty
Description:Mentions a story of his being accepted for publication by Charles Dickens.
Date:1860-04-05
Subject:Abrahams; Bohemians; Bonner, John; Boweryem, George; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Clare, Ada; Dickens, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hilton; Ledger, Arthur; Pearsall; Saturday press.; Sears, Jack; Smith, James L.
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.