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	          Addey an Ass.
nothing better, my first instincts about him
were right enough.   He plays fast and loose
with everybody.    He is, forsooth, to take an
arm-chair at the banquet, while we pick up the
crumbs.    For Gayler; he  edited   Yankee No-
tions  for three or four years, which pretty well
settles his claims, besides he never acknowledges
merit on others  writings.   He proposed it  said
Addey, about his engagement   as if I didn t
know that.           I went in for fair play and
no cliqueism and here s the result.     If I
had, instead of telling Addey all I conscientiously
believed about his enterprise, had soaped and
beslavered him, I might have secured the control
myslf, as  tis the wolves are on him.      Well, the
honest dogs must hunt other game, I suppose.
Of course Addey professes fairly enough, but
can he put it into acts, with these draw-backs
on him?                          To Edwards .     Morris,
Haney, Welles and Honeywell there, with
the family.     A little dancing and singing.
  20.  Friday.  Writing, laboriously and ner-
vously; in-doors and all day till 6, when I took
a brief walk in Washington Square.        Note from
Lotty, inviting me to Fordham.
  21.  Saturday.  Down town all the morning,
hither and thither.    Talk with Briggs at the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and sixty-four
Description:Gives his opinion of Addey.
Date:1860-04-19
Subject:Addey; Briggs, Charles F.; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Publishers and publishing; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Washington Square
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.