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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 147, April 9-10, 1860

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Identifier: DX02933249

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 147, April 9-10, 1860

Description: Regarding Alfred Waud's attitude about others.



Talk of my editing “Momus.”

[Arthur] Ledger withdrew his money from Duncan and Sherman’s bank on Thursday, as [Frank] Cahill knew, yet said he had no money on hand when Cahill asked for payment. He is to get some, however, (?) from one of Ledger’s agents and has been attempting to catch the man since Ledger’s departure.

No news of Bob Gun, either.

10. Tuesday. In-doors all the rainy day, at work on another story to send to [Charles] Dickens’. [Henry] Addey came up to see me in the morning, staying an hour. He made a sort of indefinite proposition as to my becoming the editor of “Momus,” we talked over matters generally and I’m to “think it over” till tomorrow night. Alf Waud visited me in the evening, [James] Morris in, and, part of the time, [George] Boweryem. Ale and talk. Alf as wont. Hardly a person that he didn’t talk ill-naturedly and denunciatorily about, particularly his brother [William Waud], this too, before Morris. Though what he said might have its truth, it shouldn’t be vented from him and promiscuously. If a man go through the world growling and decendental, finding everybody “miserable” and “wretched” and “beastly,” if he choose the ugliest words to apply to his fellow-creatures, I don’t think they are like to love him. Privately he read me part of a letter written by his “wife,” [Mary Jewell Waud] who,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-09

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing


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