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         Nast has the Courage of his Opinions.
enemies, but for the keeping it out of asinine
hands.   I like Newman, and think there may
be safety in him.    Writing.   Down-town in
the afternoon, called at W. Leslie s,  Nic-nax, 
 Courier  &c.   A sunny, pleasant day.    Came upon
Tom Strong in Houston Street, looking at some buil-
dings of his erection, anon Arnold and Shepherd.
Haney supped with us, having walked up with Bel-
lew and Cahill.      In my room.     To 14th Street,
saw Addey and Newman   Rosenberg there.     With
Newman to Bellew s and there till 10.               The
 Vanity Fair  corps are temporarily (?) subjected to
half prices, Frank Thompson has seceded
and another  permanent basis  is discovered.
  Cahill went to Mort Thomson s house this evening
to call on Clif.      Seeing Welles, they got talking
about little Nast and Wells mentioned two funny
anecdotes of Tommy.   Mrs. Thomson, when talking
of the Edwards  girls, gave the intellectual precedence
to Sally, when little Nast, got up, made her a bow
and thanked her!             Being goodnaturedly asked
why he hadn t visited his friends recently, he said
conceitedly he found friends  didn t pay    he was
going to be independent &c. &c.           If he do
get presented at court, as they are trying to
effect (!) what an edifying spectacle he ll be on his
return to New York!
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and sixty-one
Description:Describes several stories about Thomas Nast heard from Frank Cahill.
Subject:Addey; Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, William; Nast, Thomas; Newman; Rosenberg; Shepherd, N.G.; Strong, Thomas; Thompson, Frank; Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):14th Street; Houston Street
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.