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	     I tell him my Sentiments.
excitement about  Momus,  down on Rosen-
berg and pronouncing Addey a weathercock; en-
treating me to come up to-night and settle mat-
ters.        Boweryem, Cahill and Bowman pre-
sent.             Writing.     In the evening to Addey s
new abode, a boarding-house in 11th street.
He talked awhile of indifferent matters, said
he was going to clear out Rosenberg and Gayler at
the end of the week and to edit it himself.        He
wanted some articles from me  by Friday.    Whereup-
on I told him my sentiments about the business
and said that I should neither write nor draw, un-
less engaged at a stipulated sum, as men, my in-
feriors, had been; that I declined utterly to have
anything to do with Rosenberg as editor.    Then
he proposed $10 weekly, for writing, from two to
three columns, at my option, which I agreed to.
Newman entered and presently Bellew and Bowery-
em.      Talk till 10 1/2, then out.      With the two B s
and Cahill for ale in the 6th Avenue, then returned
to Bleecker St.    A wet night.          In the parlor,
listening to singing and singing.     Phillips, Griswold,
Morris, Cahill, Boweryem, Mrs Ham, the two Miss
Woodward s (recent accessions to our household, one,
who sits beside me at dinner, a pleasant-faced
girl) and Mrs Boley constituted the company.
2.	Wednesday.  A note from Dillon Ma-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and ninety
Description:Regarding his discussion with Addey about writing for ''Momus.''
Date:1860-05-01
Subject:Addey; Bellew, Frank; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Bowman, Amos; Cahill, Frank; Gayler, Charles; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Mapother, Dillon; Momus.; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Newman; Phillips; Publishers and publishing; Rosenberg; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue; 11th Street; Bleecker Street
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.