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in Pearl Street, meeting Picton by the way, who told me
he d nothing to do just now.   That he had ended with
a quarrel with Atwood;   that the Deutsche paper would-
not pay enough &c.     Left tracings of drawings of the
rest of the Roman edifices with Miller.   Back to the
Traveler Office, scribbling & helping Holbrook.   A letter
came from Genins for me, went there, he out.   Dinner
Evening at my own disposal.  Sat half an hour in the
room with Mr and Mrs Cunningham, (who however
design quitting this abode next week, being obliged to
take out part of the sum owed by the Dickies to them,
they having found em  defaulter in the first payment.)
Bye the bye, I wonder what some men have done to deserve
wives, and domestic comfort.   Now Hooper, the elder, is an
arrant snob, felt hard satisfaction when he heard of the
failure of Strong s paper, because forsooth Strong had rather
take an advertisment of his to the Office of a paper, that
pay a Collector, and thus run an account with him.  I
don t know of anyone I d rather have heard of losing money
from Strong,  said he.   I m heartily sorry he has lost money 
said I.     Don t like these men who get livings neither by
producing or selling anything.   It s nasty, middle-men, 
dodgery business.   Yet this snob s got a wife who likes
him, a snug room and a fireside.      Cunningham is
better, but there s many things one don t like in him.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page twenty-five
Description:Comments on Hooper.
Date:1851-11-19
Subject:Atwood; Cunningham; Cunningham, Mrs.; Genin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Hooper; Miller; Picton, Thomas; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Pearl Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, boarding house living, theater acquaintances, and Lajos Kossuth's visit to New York.
Subject:Actors; Boardinghouses; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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.