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          Cahill meditating some Dishonesty.
 Comic Monthly  thus avoiding payment of com-
positors.             It s at once curious and charac-
teristic that Cahill, while noting this alleged
sharp lookout for self-interest on Haney s part,
should meditate a similar project.     He declares
he will bring out a four cent comic monthly pe-
riodical, under his formerly chosen title,  the 
Tickler,  using  Nic-nax  cuts and paying the
same sum for them as Haney does!        He does
not intend saying a word of this to Mrs. Levi-
son; she will only discover it by the publication
in question and on entry of so much in
the ledger.         I ve a right to hire  em to
myself!  argues Cahill!
  22.  Tuesday.  Writing all the morning.  Down
town as far as Chamber Street in the afternoon.
Was overtaken, returning, by Newman in Broadway,
who told me that he was getting  tremendously Ame-
rican!  that he had written for his wife and chil-
dren to come hither, intending to take a hourse in
Williamsburg.    Evening; wrote till 8, then to 745.
The girls, their father and Haney there.     (I had
passed Sally and Eliza in Broadway, this afternoon.)
A pleasant chatty evening.   Eliza, reclining on
the sofa, talking with Haney, let down her fine
brown hair, and let it remain loose for the rest
of the evening, looking wondrously pretty.   A rare
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and twenty-one
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's plans for using ''Nick Nax'' cuts for another publication.
Date:1860-05-21
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William, Mrs.; Newman; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Chamber 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.