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	More of  Momus. 
Honeywell sat by her but said hardly
a word.   Ehen! the old, old story!
Alf. Waud went to Boston last night, to
return soon.
  16.  Monday.  In-doors all the wet day,
with a plaguey diarrhea.   Evening, went to
Bartow s with little Boweryem.    Mr. & Mrs.
B. Miss Maguire and two visitors  of either sex.
Miss Waite out.      Talk till 11.    Little Bowery-
em went fast asleep, sitting erect in his chair, his
head declined on his breast   could he have put
it under his wing he d have looked eminently cock-
sparrowish.
  17.  Tuesday.  Painfully diarrheaish.        Misses
Waite and Maguire called.         Newman called
  up in my room with him.        Talk about  Momus 
matters and of the new  gas editor  as the  Cou-
rier,  by typographically knocking off a letter from
the preceding word, called him.        Newman shows
very well, has capital sketches and notions;
owns now that he can t draw as well as Bellew
or Mc. Lenan, a wholesome sign.       Says he
understood from Addey that I rejected the
proposed editorship, that if  Jenkins  prove
a muff, he ll have to go.       I wish I d secured 
it, not for its the sake of the position, in itself
an unpleasant one but, warranted to secure
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and sixty
Description:Describes a visit by Newman and talk about ''Momus.''
Date:1860-04-15
Subject:Addey; Bartow; Bartow, Mrs.; Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Honeywell, Charles; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; McLenan, John; Momus.; Newman; Publishers and publishing; Rosenberg; Waite, Olive (Bragg); Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
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.