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you an author, went to different Publishers to publish
books,  the Publisher would be justified in disliking it &c. 
  Quoth I,  the case is clear dissimilar.     I am like
to a vender of cigars or any other marketable commodity,
a customer purchases one daily, or weekly, some time,
with content to both parties;   and one day is extremely
jealous and dissatisfied that I should also sell cigars to
somebody he was jealous of & disliked!     This floored
him  & he dropped evasion.   /            Had the matter
cleared by Murphy, when I went round to Reveille Office
for bill,     Mathews hath contracted for the $11, & thinks
of netting a scaly dollar or so, by the dodge.   It s funny,
& I can well spare it, wherefore Allah akbar!           To
Lantern Office.  Then dined at Goslings by 5,  wet,
filthy day.          To Picayune Office,   thence to room.
Roberts & Waud came.          Out to the Shades, imbibition
&c, oysters afterwards,  and uproarous mixing of
the contents of all the cruets on the table.    Parted at
the corner,  after Roberts had prodded a hole through
my coat with the ferrule of his umbrella, in return
for an assault upon it on my part.   To room, reading
& bed,   Waud off to the Eagle hotel,  he having left
his Brooklyn residence.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page eighty-six
Description:Describes a disagreement with Cornelius Mathews.
Date:1852-11-06
Subject:Clothing and dress; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mathews, Cornelius; Murphy; New York reveille.; Publishers and publishing; Roberts; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Eagle Hotel
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, witnessing a fire at a chocolate factory, attending a religious camp meeting, his friendship with Lotty Whytal, the 1852 presidential election, a visit to Niagara Falls in the winter, a visit to Toronto, Canada, and the Crystal Palace in New York.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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.