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	    At Crook and Duff s.
berg there.   Told, civilly enough that my
article, for which I had furnished the
initial (shouldn t have done it otherwise)
might not be used (though of course it would
be paid for) in consequence of a rhyming ad-
dress having come in which was  damned good. 
All right.           Passed Frank Wood and O Brien,
the latter looking wretchedly raffish, and at
Crook and Duff s found Cahill, Bellew, Ar-
nold, Abrams and others, grouping promiscu-
ously in front of the bar.        Bellew drew
me aside, said he had only consented to
join  Momus  under the impression that I was
engaged on it, proposed to back out, at once.
Sat down and had a talk.        Newman s appro-
bative redundance, and general antiquity of
ideas relative to big cuts had rather dismayed
Bellew and he knew Rosenberg and Addey
to be helpless in the way of suggesting ideas.
He only joined  Momus  in sympathy with the
attempt.    Told him to do nothing specially on
my account as regards his relations, but to
tell Addey, I shouldn t do anything, either in
writing or scribbling, unless I was put on the
footing accorded to men my inferiors in value
  a regular engagement.       He has a loose im-
pression I m to be had without it   that I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and sixty-eight
Description:Regarding a talk with Frank Bellew at Crook and Duff's about ''Momus.''
Date:1860-04-26
Subject:Abrams; Addey; Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Crook and Duff's (New York, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Momus.; Newman; O'Brien, Fitz James; Publishers and publishing; Rosenberg; Wood, Frank
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.