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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 161, April 17, 1860

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Identifier: DX02943979

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 161, April 17, 1860

Description: Describes several stories about Thomas Nast heard from Frank Cahill.



[Thomas] Nast has the Courage of his Opinions.

enemies, but for the keeping it out of asinine hands. I like [William] Newman, and think there may be safety in him. Writing. Down-town in the afternoon, called at W. Leslie’s, “Nic-nax,” “Courier” &c. A sunny, pleasant day. Came upon Tom Strong in Houston Street, looking at some buildings of his erection, anon [George] Arnold and [N.G.] Shepherd. [Jesse] Haney supped with us, having walked up with [Frank] Bellew and [Frank] Cahill. In my room. To 14th Street, saw [Henry] Addey and Newman — [Charles] Rosenberg there. With Newman to Bellew’s and there till 10. The “Vanity Fair” corps are temporarily (?) subjected to half saler prices, Frank Thompson has seceded and another “permanent basis” is discovered.

Cahill went to Mort Thomson’s house this evening to call on Clif [Thomson]. Seeing [Edward] Welles, they got talking about little Nast and Wells mentioned two funny anecdotes of Tommy. Mrs. [Sophia] Thomson, when talking of the Edwards’ girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza], gave the intellectual precedence to Sally, when little Nast, got up, made her a bow and thanked her! Being goodnaturedly asked why he hadn’t visited his friends recently, he said conceitedly he found friends “didn’t pay” — he was going to be independent &c. &c. If he do get presented at court, as they are trying to effect (!) what an edifying spectacle he’ll be on his return to New York!

coverage:New York, New York, Cliff Street; Franklin Square; Pearl Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-17

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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