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	All  in the Swim  but myself.
 Courier  Office.     He still professes that  Momus 
won t stop his projected paper   says that when
a man comes and asks him the way to commit
suicide, it s none of his business to prevent him,
&c.   if Addey had consulted him how to &c., &c.
Up-town, sick and dispirited.              Hayes and
Alf Waud came in the evening, with Morris
in my room.     Alf went to Boston this day
last week, to return on Monday.
  22.  Sunday.  A wet day.  Writing all the 
morning and best part of the afternoon.   Haney
came after dinner, talked awhile, went to 
sleep on my bed.   With him to Edwards  in
the evening, Honeywell there.   Girls in their
new dresses, looking very nice.            Cahill
had an interview with Addey this morning, was
engaged at $7/50 per week to write three columns.
  Bellew has undertaken to do $15 work, weekly
for  Momus. 
  223.  Monday.  In-doors, writing.    Out in
the afternoon; met Hayes, the engraver.   Writing
till 11 1/2 at night.     Cahill off to West Farms
to report an inquest on the  Tribune.    Morris
receives a new room-mate, one Bowman, phono-
graphic reporter on the  Tribune. 
  24.  Tuesday.  Writing during the morning.
Got anxious, nervous, miserable in the afternoon,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and sixty-five
Description:Regarding people hired by ''Momus.''
Date:1860-04-21
Subject:Addey; Bellew, Frank; Bowman, Amos; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (engraver); Honeywell, Charles; Momus.; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Publishers and publishing; 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.