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	 Rosenberg editor of  Momus. 
always got the better of them.       Boweryem ended
with when should we go to Fordham.          Lott had
hit him off, kindly, but completely, in a satirical
word or two, to me.
  13.  Friday.  In doors devoting the day to 
 Momus  in the way of scribblement.   To visit
Addey in the evening, pausing by the way to leave
opera-tickets at 745, where I found the three
girls with Knudsen.    Addey and Newman
with Bobbett and Hooper, engravers, the for-
mer my acquaintance in 1849.      I had a chat
with him.       Had been back to England thrice,
had gone to St. Petersburg, where he was on the way
to making a fortune, when the Russian war broke
out and sent him back to England, thence to Ame-
rica, in time to engrave for Bonner s  Ledger. 
Addey presently told me he had  engaged an editor
  Mr Rosenberg!        Well, you have gone and done
it, now! thought I.              Stedman of the Tribune
and Aldrich the poet came in.          The former, black-
haired, shrewd-looking, American-faced, eyes
not wide enough apart, though.     Aldrich, light-haired
and cloaky.             Before they arrived, I had read my
articles and one I made Cahill write, which gave
decided satisfaction.    Stayed till 11.    Stedman
has just been writing a description of the Pfaff crowd
in a letter to a Chicago paper which they assume
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and fifty-five
Description:Describes a visit to the ''Momus'' office where he learns Rosenberg has been appointed editor.
Date:1860-04-12
Subject:Addey; Aldrich, Thomas Bailey; Bobbett; Bohemians; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hooper (engraver); Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Momus.; Newman; Rosenberg; Stedman, Edmund Clarence
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.