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	Cahill  editor  of  Nic-nax. 
don t understand) and creates an impression,
that he is  too good  as little Maguire used
to say.     Then he disappoints  em into the con-
viction that he s a failure and  deceitful, 
or gets tiffed into retiring on his sensibility.  The
small, thin nectar of his disposition is apt to
sour into as thin vinegar on little provocation,
I find.        Very funny all of this!     Amiability
plus weakness isn t much, anyway!
  Cahill, installed this week as editor of  Nic-
nax,  thinks privately that Mrs. Levison has
some reason for her distrust that Haney was 
looking too keenly after his interests at the ex-
pense of hers.        When he started the  Comic Mon-
thly  quoth Cahill, he intended it to be as was
the  Nic-nax,  owned by both, himself and Levison s
widow, but finding it a greater success than
he anticipated, he assumed the proprietorship him-
self, paying her $200 yearly, for the use of
the cuts.       He has made the same bargain with
her, now, (Cahill says they re worth much more.)
Further, the  Comic Monthly  engravings, being
cut in the  Nic-nax  Office, Haney thereby saved
rent, at least half-rent, that being charged
to the  Nic-nax  firm.   Then the same matter
set up in  Nic-nax,  was, by the printers conni-
vance, bodily transferred to the pages of the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and twenty
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill being appointed editor of ''Nick Nax.''
Date:1860-05-21
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William, Mrs.; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nick nax.; Publishers and publishing
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.