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	More of  Momus.     Rosenberg.
is very dissatisfied with him.     Rosenberg, says
Newman, brings columns of dreary stuff which
Addey puts in, Briggs do.      The man who talks
loudest convinces Addey, &c. &c.   They are going
to sink the daily issue in a weekly, very soon,
(tother will sink, too, in good time.)  Newman is
the most nervous man I ever encountered.       In-
doors all the rest of the day, making three drawings
on wood for  Nic-nax.    With Cahill to Bellew s in
the evening and stayed there till past 11, looking
into the  Optimus  afterwards.   When we got home,
found Corbin in Morris  room, with him and
Boweryem.      Cahill went out with the two for-
mer for beer and oysters, and at about 2 or 3
in the morning they woke up his room-mate, Jones
to play at cards.
  19.  Saturday.  Drawing awhile, then
down town.    To  Momus  Office, Rosenberg
there, sitting writing.     (I hear he s a Jew   looks
like a German one, gross, fat, heavy-jowled,
black-haired, hair cropped French-fashion.)
To  Courier  Office, P.O. to  Nic-nax  and Ha-
ney s newly-taken room in the same building.
Cahill, Haney and presently Bellew in the
latter office.    Out with Bellew, to find Addey.
Overtook Hayes the engraver and Damoreau the
wordy in Ann Street, together to a restaurant
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and ten
Description:Describes a conversation with Newman about the state of ''Momus.''
Date:1860-05-18
Subject:Addey; Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Corbin; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (engraver); Jones (boarder); Momus.; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Newman; Rosenberg
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Ann 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.