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          Heenan talks about  licking  People.
very shaky condition.     One of the proprietors,
the best man has seceded, and Sol Eytinge,
talking about accepting another offer (?) was
induced to remain by the prospect of becoming
a proprietor   having  a third of the profits  or
something of the sort.      Little Nast not getting
his salary remitted in England, borrowed
 20 or  40 of the pugilist Heenan, who
recently presented himself at the office of the
Ill. News and demanded repayment.       At first
they ignored the responsibility when he talked
to Thad. Glover of certain intentions of licking
the establishment.    I suppose they paid him to
get rid of him and keep the matter quiet,  ad-
ded Wood.          Old Powell happening by, Wood
spoke of his advance into respectability, how he
went decently clad, now, and didn t loaf round
drinking lager with Watson.     He has quite a
nice cottage house in Hoboken and his daughter
is really a fine-looking girl, and he don t come
to me for odd dollars and fifty-cent pieces in
advance,  said my informant.    The ex-sneaky
boy, Wilkins Micawber junior, now earns
money as an engraver.  He learnt it in Leslie s
office.         Going up town met Hill.   He told
me that he lived at Fordham with Brentnall
and Miss Martin in Lotty s cottage.    She had
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and ninety-one
Description:Regarding the financial troubles of the ''New York Illustrated News.''
Date:1860-08-24
Subject:Brentnall; Eytinge, Solomon; Glover, Thad; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heenan, John C.; Hill; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Martin, Julia; Nast, Thomas; New York illustrated news.; Powell, Miss; Powell, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Watson, John; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Banbury, [England]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
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.