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      Addey wants me to edit  Momus. 
A message to me from Addey, through
Cahill, requesting me to see him tomorrow
night, about assuming the editorship.    He wants
to clear out Rosenberg, Gaylor and Briggs by
this week.    Also a request that I should
write a political article, in place of Briggs,
to go in for Wednesday   anything I did should 
go in.       Shall see Addey, but not write
the article, till something definite is done.
  One thing about Lotty, I haven t put down.
She told me of it as we sat on the stoop, 
in the sunny morning.   That privation and
misery, while in New York, had made her
sick, producing ulcers, which still adhered
to her.     I asked her where, with  Lotty,
you can tell me anything, you know?     The
answer came,  On my womb. 
  What strange confidences have I had with
this girl!      Never, I think, were such, with-
out sexual relations of which I am inno-
cent.
		        /
		     May
  1.  Tuesday.  Out for a short distance, to
Blakeman s.        Newman the artist up in
my room, in a great state of funk and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and eighty-nine
Description:Regarding Addey's plan to install Gunn as editor of ''Momus.''
Date:1860-04-30
Subject:Addey; Blakeman, William; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Momus.; Newman; Publishers and publishing; Rosenberg; Women
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.