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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 166, March 5-8, 1857

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Identifier: DX03747267

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 166, March 5-8, 1857

Description: Mentions his respect for Frank Bellew and that Jesse Haney and Mort Thomson are planning to purchase the New York Picayune from Mary Levison.


being absent down-town for the whole day. He [Frank Bellew] works very rapidly, and does very much. I like him. He is the truest gentleman I have ever encountered. And I could praise him discriminatingly, — were I not very weary. My health is shaken again, and not a sun sets by on my deep, sad, dull, heart aching despondency. A letter from Hannah [Bennett] — God bless her. And one from Dillon Mapother speaking of his success in life and asking why I don't write. From the Jewell's I learn [Alfred] Waud makes $10 a day now. Too busy to answer any letters I trow.

8. Sunday. To Bellews in the morning and returned to [132] Bleecker Street with him. Kelly and, afterwards, little [Frederick] Edge called in the afternoon, the latter telling me how he had been in the basement, where the fellows ([Sol] Eytinge and [Frank] Cahill) had drunk up a quart of gin that morning and Sol was perfectly insensible. Little Edge has got married to his Alsacian-milliner-mistress and talks of nothing but his position on the Herald and what he’s going to be.

[Jesse] Haney and "Doesticks" [Mortimer Thomson] are planning to buy out the Picayune from Mrs [Mary] Levison. (She, bye the bye, has left this house for the congenial home of the M'Geary's. They keep a boarding-house, and [William] Levison detested them. Mrs L has, also, disposed of most of her furniture to Mrs

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-03-07

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Newspapers


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