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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 140, April 5-7, 1860

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Identifier: DX02927891

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 140, April 5-7, 1860

Description: Mentions a story of his being accepted for publication by Charles Dickens.



A Story accepted by [Charles] Dickens.

to-do Fifth-Avenoodle, they say, — to the amount of $4,000, though the “Saturday Press.” This [Robert] Pearsall is to marry Ada Clare, who, consequently, doesn’t show so much among the Pfaff clique. He originated dreary, innocentish, gushing bosh entitled “Leaves from Nature” in the S.P., had getting men to re-write ‘em as he couldn’t do English himself; he had his name printed in conjunction with [Henry] Clapp’s, as “editor and proprietor.” Last week he fired off piddling satire at the Pfaff clique in the “Courier,” which [Charles] Briggs, getting it for nothing, printed.

6. Friday. Drawing &c. [Arthur] Ledger up by 12 1/2, says he’s positively off for Washington (?) to-day, out to the Optimus with him. In the afternoon got letter note from Charles Dickens — my story “retained for insertion.” Down-town to Harpers, too late to catch [John] Bonner. Evening, in doors. [George] Boweryem and Hilton the printer up. Talk about [Heenan-Sayers] fight-hoax.

7 6. Saturday. Down town by noon. To Harper’s, missed Bonner again. [Jack] Sears came up, with him to Crook and Duff’s, where we met [Frank] Cahill, with whom I had walked down town. To Courier office; Cahill, Abrahams, [James] Smith and anon Briggs there, chaffing. Up to the “Tribune” Office twice, to get payment

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-05

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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