Talk of my editing Momus.
Ledger withdrew his money from Duncan and
Sherman s bank on Thursday, as Cahill knew,
yet said he had no money on hand when Cahill
asked for payment. He is to get some, however, (?)
from one of Ledger s agents and has been attem-
pting to catch the man since Ledger s departure.
No news of Bob Gun, either.
10. Tuesday. In-doors all the rainy day,
at work on another story to send to Dickens .
Addey came up to see me in the morning, staying
an hour. He made a sort of indefinite proposi-
tion as to my becoming the editor of Momus,
we talked over matters generally and I m to
think it over till tomorrow night. Alf Waud
visited me in the evening, Morris in, and,
part of the time, Boweryem. Ale and talk.
Alf as wont. Hardly a person that he didn t
talk ill-naturedly and denunciatorily about, par-
ticularly his brother, this too, before Morris.
Though what he said might have its truth, it
shouldn t be vented from him and promiscuously.
If a man go through the world growling and
decendental, finding everybody miserable and
wretched and beastly, if he choose the ugliest
words to apply to his fellow-creatures, I don t think
they are like to love him. Privately he read
me part of a letter written by his wife, who,
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and forty-seven|
|Description:||Regarding Alfred Waud's attitude about others.|
|Subject:||Addey; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Ledger, Arthur; Momus.; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Publishers and publishing; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|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.|