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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 160, April 15-17, 1860

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Identifier: DX02943212

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 160, April 15-17, 1860

Description: Describes a visit by William Newman and talk about Momus.

Transcription:

More of “Momus.”

[Charles] Honeywell sat by her [Matty Edwards] but said hardly a word. Eheu! the old, old story! Alf. Waud went to Boston last night, to return soon.

16. Monday. In-doors all the wet day, with a plaguey diarrhea. Evening, went to Bartow’s with little [George] Boweryem. Mr. & Mrs. B. Miss [Sarah] Maguire and two visitors’ of either sex. Miss [Olive] Waite out. Talk till 11. Little Boweryem went fast asleep, sitting erect in his chair, his head declined on his breast – could he have put it under his wing he’d have looked eminently cock-sparrowish.

17. Tuesday. Painfully diarrheaish. Misses Waite and Maguire called. [William] Newman called — up in my room with him. Talk about “Momus” matters and of the new “gas editor” as the “Courier,” by typographically knocking off a letter from the preceding word, called him. Newman shows very well, has capital sketches and notions; owns now that he can’t draw as well as [Frank] Bellew or [John] Mc. Lenan, a wholesome sign. Says he understood from [Henry] Addey that I rejected the proposed editorship, that if “Jenkins” prove a muff, he’ll have to go. I wish I’d secured it, not for its the sake of the position, in itself an unpleasant one but, warranted to secure

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-04-15

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Newspapers

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