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	     Addey shilly-shallying.
and wouldn t go, that the woman begged to have
her stay, wherefore Mrs. P. relented for brief space.
Mrs. G.  repents she ever got married,  deponent
don t know what, but will return shortly to
Niagara.              Return to supper, then with
Boweryem, who had occasion to see Addey, to the
Unitary Home, where we found him and New-
man.     Latter eulogistic of my book, entreated
me to regard myself as one of the Momus  corps, 
former rather ignored editorial proposition; said
for the present he should dispense with an editor,
or undertake the office himself   had decided on
$5 a column as the rate of pay   would I get to
work &c., do this, that and t other, suggested
a sample article on a notion I had spoken of
  not to be used, but offered as a specimen   a 
proposition I decidedly demurred to. (Might as well
ask a tobacconist for a sample pound of tobacco!)
A good-humored man, with but two ideas with
regard to the enterprise, one that he is to start
a paper, second it s shape and price   adrift
as to aught else.      Has evidently been rushing
about to everybody as to me.      Newman dreadfully
self complacent, pooh-poohed a charming notion of
 Punch,  thought me  very good-natured  in my
avowed admiration of it.          Is beginning, however,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and forty-nine
Description:Regarding preparations by Addey and Newman to launch ''Momus.''
Subject:Addey; Boweryem, George; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Momus.; Newman; Potter, Mrs.; Publishers and publishing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.