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             Momus  Office.    To Rogues.
from a walk.        Morris came anon.     Stayed
till 11, the usual hour, then home.
  The Poundens have been turned out of Mrs.
Potter s.   Cause, the man s relapse into drunkenness
and general offensiveness.   Leslie says Mrs. P.
keeps her son and his family, too, as well as her
husband.      She may contribute towards it, Frank
being desperately out of work.
  7.  Monday.  Writing till 4, then down-town
to  Momus  Office.   A dingy, small room in Tryon
Row, with printers at work in it.              Addey there.
To  Courier  Office, to  Nic-nax,  then up-town
with Haney, looking into  Momus  office again,
to correct proof.       A June day, oppressive
and promising rain, warm, dank, uncomfort-
able.      Writing at night.   Nervous and bothered
by irruptions of folks.
  8.  Tuesday.  Wet, raw day.   Writing
 Momus  copy till 4, then to Office with it,
finding Gayler, Briggs and Addey there, the
first defending the originality of a desperately old
joke, the second foxyish and with red blotches
coming out over his face   facetious as usual.
Addey drifting.        Met Cahill at  Nic-nax  office.
Up-town with him, after dropping in at Crook
and Duff s, where were George Arnold, looking
handsome, Mc. Lenan, O Brien (raffish
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred
Description:Mentions writing a story for ''Momus.''
Date:1860-05-06
Subject:Addey; Arnold, George; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; McLenan, John; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); O'Brien, Fitz James; Potter, Mrs.; Pounden, Frank; Pounden, Frank, Mrs.
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.