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	Morris going to leave 132.
brought to Morris, who hesitates about
acceptance, the equivalent for the service pro-
posed being lodging and breakfast.           He
is discontented with the prospect of Bowman s
fellow-ocupancy of his room during the summer
months.         Then, too, he don t care about any-
body enough to keep him here, where a dollar
may be economized.      I often offend him by
brusquerie and irritation, I know.          We have
a fight about all my criticisms on his writings,
which he will read to me, though he generally
subsequently acknowledges their justice, by
correction or adoption.       Some of these are writings con-
foundedly weak; when I tell him, at first
wrapping up objection prettily, until provoked
into plainer truth.              He s as sensitive and
captious as a woman and while I sympathize
with it, my hastiness of disposition always
hurries me into disregard of what seems al-
lied to weakness.        Sometimes I feel as though
unjust in my judgment of him, but much 
less so, since that little Maguire business, which
was altogether too bad.           How I should
have liked and believed in Morris ten years
ago!
  26.  Saturday.  Downtown, to  Momus 
Office, saw Addey.   Met Cahill, got $12 for
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and twenty-six
Description:States that James Morris may be leaving his boarding house.
Date:1860-05-25
Subject:Addey; Bowman, Amos; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper)
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.