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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 164, April 19-21, 1860

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Identifier: DX02946281

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 164, April 19-21, 1860

Description: Gives his opinion of Henry Addey.



[Henry] Addey an Ass.

nothing better, my first instincts about him [Charles Briggs] were right enough. He plays fast and loose with everybody. He is, forsooth, to take an arm-chair at the banquet, while we pick up the crumbs. For [Charles] Gayler; he “edited” “Yankee Notions” for three or four years, which pretty well settles his claims, besides he never acknowledges merit on others’ writings. “He proposed it” said Addey, about his engagement — as if I didn’t know that. I went in for fair play and no cliqueism and here’s the result. If I had, instead of telling Addey all I conscientiously believed about his enterprise, had soaped and beslavered him, I might have secured the control myself, as ‘tis the wolves are on him. Well, the honest dogs must hunt other game, I suppose. Of course Addey professes fairly enough, but can he put in it into acts, with these draw-backs on him? To Edwards’. [James] Morris, [Jesse] Haney, [Edward] Welles and [Charles] Honeywell there, with the family. A little dancing and singing.

20. Friday. Writing, laboriously and nervously; in-doors and all day till 6, when I took a brief walk in Washington Square. Note from Lotty [Kidder], inviting me to Fordham.

21. Saturday. Down town all the morning, hither and thither. Talk with Briggs at the

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing


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