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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 168, March 10-17, 1857

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Identifier: DX03748999

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 168, March 10-17, 1857

Description: Gives his thoughts on Oliver Dyer.


had designated the "Ledger" — of which [Oliver] Dyer is literary foreman and bottle-washer "trash." I know the Tribune was right in both cases, and 'twas only its pluck and honesty the trio objected to. It was exquisite to here hear these self complacent asses assume behind-the-scenes airs, and cock themselves up above men like the Tribune corps. Uriah Heep would be a less offensive acquaintance than Dyer. One's flesh crawls to look at him. How can [James] Parton endure him? knowing him as he does. To Spruce Street wood-peckers & Picayune Office, where I found Doesticks [Mortimer Thomson] & [Frederick] Edge. Walked up townwards with the latter subsequently. Drawing and writing during the rest of the day.

[112. Wednesday through 13. Friday] Over hauling P. N. Y. B. H. or drawing for [Frank] Bellew. At 27th Street sundry times. Wrote to Hannah [Bennett]. Down town occasionally.

14. Saturday. Down town to Post Office &c. Looked in at the "European" office. Drawing all day. Met [John A.] Wood, who spake of Sol [Eytinge]'s last Sunday’s drunkenness.

15. Sunday. To Bellew's in the morning.

16. Monday. Overhauling P. N. Y. B H. At Bellew's in the evening.

17. Tuesday. Down town. Writing &c. [Alfred] Swinton called in the afternoon.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-03-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Publishers and publishing


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