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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 155, April 12-13, 1860

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Identifier: DX02939378

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 155, April 12-13, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to the Momus office where Gunn learns Charles Rosenberg has been appointed editor.



[Charles] Rosenberg editor of “Momus.”

always got the better of them. [George] Boweryem ended with when should we go to Fordham. Lott [Kidder] had hit him off, kindly, but completely, in a satirical word or two, to me.

13. Friday. In doors devoting the day to “Momus” in the way of scribblement. To visit [Henry] Addey in the evening, pausing by the way to leave opera-tickets at 745 [Broadway], where I found the three girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] with [Carl] Knudsen. Addey and [William] Newman with [Albert] Bobbett and Hooper, engravers, the former my acquaintance in 1849. I had a chat with him. Had been back to England thrice, had gone to St. Petersburg, where he was on the way to making a fortune, when the Russian war broke out and sent him back to England, thence to America, in time to engrave for [Robert] Bonner’s “Ledger.” Addey presently told me he had “engaged an editor — Mr Rosenberg!” Well, you have gone and done it, now! thought I. [Edmund] Stedman of the Tribune and [Thomas] Aldrich the poet came in. The former, black-haired, shrewd-looking, American-faced, eyes not wide enough apart, though. Aldrich, light-haired and cloaky. Before they arrived, I had read my articles and one I made [Frank] Cahill write, which gave decided satisfaction. Stayed till 11. Stedman has just been writing a description of the Pfaff crowd in a letter to a Chicago paper which they assume

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Crimean War, 1853-1856


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