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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 165, April 21-24, 1860

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Identifier: DX02947048

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 165, April 21-24, 1860

Description: Regarding the people hired by Momus.



All “in the Swim” but myself.

“Courier” Office. He [Charles Briggs] still professes that “Momus” won’t stop his projected paper — says that when a man comes and asks him the way to commit suicide, it’s none of his business to prevent him, &c. — if [Henry] Addey had consulted him how to &c., &c. Up-town, sick and dispirited. [Edward] Hayes and Alf Waud came in the evening, with [James] Morris in my room. Alf went to Boston this day last week, to return on Monday.

22. Sunday. A wet day. Writing all the morning and best part of the afternoon. Haney came after dinner, talked awhile, went to sleep on my bed. With him to Edwards’ in the evening, [Charles] Honeywell there. Girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] in their new dresses, looking very nice. [Frank] Cahill had an interview with [Henry] Addey this morning, was engaged at $7/50 per week to write three columns.

[Frank] Bellew has undertaken to do $15 work, weekly for “Momus.”

223. Monday. In-doors, writing. Out in the afternoon; met Hayes, the engraver. Writing till 11 1/2 at night. Cahill off to West Farms to report an inquest on the “Tribune.” [James] Morris receives a new room-mate, one [Amos] Bowman, phonographic reporter on the “Tribune.”

24. Tuesday. Writing during the morning. Got anxious, nervous, miserable in the afternoon,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing


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