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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 33, December 4-6, 1858

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Identifier: DX03131766

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 33, December 4-6, 1858

Description: Regarding Edward Dixon accepting one of his articles for Scalpel.

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and drizzle, feeling ——— oh! Got hair cut. A letter from Dillon Mapother this morning. Oh me! The contrast! Newly married — happy — prosperous — weekly expenses of the firm, for wages $200 — got a contract for a $6000 map of Louisville — talks of buying a house and lot in Spring! Well, God bless the fellow! Eheu!

Saw White the Irishman, ex-treasurer (!) to F. Leslie. Graham's mag to be removed to New York, he publisher. Spoke to him about work. How I had tried this week — how I must keep on trying!

5. Sunday. Writing, in doors, all the dull, dark, dreary rainy day.

6. Monday. Bit of a morning walk to bootmaker &c, writing, down town by noon. Left stories at "Great Republic" mag-office. It's [Ralph Waldo] Emerson's revivified — won't live — don't deserve to but may pay for a number or two. Saw White. A basement office under Nassau Bank, which he occupies in conjunction with another — mutual tin sign out. Back, meeting Selena Jewell by the way. Writing. Evening called on [Dr. Edward H.] Dixon. Getting talking of things in general, happened to speak of my being at work on critique on [Oliver Wendell] Holmes' "Autocrat," intending to take it to "Tribune" or "Times." What did I expect to get for it? Told him $20. "Better let me have it for Scalpel," said he. Which I agreed to, wishing to submit article for approbation before acceptance. That he wouldn't hear of, and paid $5 as earnest. Talk of other subject for me to do or Scalpel, regularly. Hurrah! — sky clearing a bit! Called on the Jewell's for an hour or so.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-12-04

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Publishers and publishing
Authors
Diaries

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