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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 167, March 8-10, 1857

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Identifier: DX03748133

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 167, March 8-10, 1857

Description: Mentions the friendship among Sol Eytinge, Frank Cahill, and Jesse Haney.


[Catharine] Potter, and the books — trashy ones sent into the Picayune Office for review, most of them — are to be sold by auction.) [Jesse] Haney is, I fancy, a little more "cocky" and has more self conceit than heretofore. [Frank] Cahill is his man Friday. There’s just the same clique-talk and word catching in progress twixt the trio, ([Sol] Eytinge forming the third) that there used to be when Will Waud was here. I feel very old listening to it.

Somebody from Boston called during my yesterday's absence, and left a letter. Andrew promising to get my cuts done by the end of this month. I know he won't do it.

9. Monday. In doors drawing and writing all day. Snowing heavily out o'doors. Wrote to Dillon Mapother.

10. Tuesday. Down town. Looked in at Masons and found the two brothers talking with, or rather being talked to, by Oliver Dyer. There he stood, with his thin, lank figure, his false, servile, conceited face and red hair discoursing with the air of a Sir Oracle — never during his life having once suspected his own hopeless shallowness and inferiority. The topic was abuse of the press, and presumed contempt for its judgment. Of course the Tribune came in for it, as the Masons have a standing feud with [Philip] Ripley its critic, and [Charles A.] Dana, next editor to [Horace] Greeley,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-03-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Engravers
Publishers and publishing


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