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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 27, June 22-24, 1859

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Identifier: DX02956266

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 27, June 22-24, 1859

Description: Mentions a proposition by Bob Gun for Gunn to edit and illustrate The New York Picayune for $15 per week, which Gunn thinks too little an amount.



up Broadway to Union Square, after dinner, in the course of which perambulation I passed Jim [Parton] and Old Party [Fanny Fern], who noticed me, though Jim didn't. The lines parenthesizing her mouth have deepened considerably of late, she looks old and vicious. To Century, Pic Offices &c &c, returning uptown by 6. Met Mrs Patten, too, before the other encounter. She had seen an announcement of Mrs [Mary] Levison's return from Europe in the papers. [Phonography] in the evening, which I have been obliged to drop for a week or so.

23. Thursday. Did four Pic. drawings on wood. [Frank] Cahill up, this time to borrow 50 cents to get his dinner. Down town after nine, to Century and Pic Offices. Returned with [James] Morris ("K.N. Paper) looking in at Williams & Stevens' to see Church's and Gignoux' Niagaras. [Phonography] in the evening. Turned out at 10 1/2 for beer, called unsuccessfully for Cahill, found [Bob] Gun and Mc Pyke's. He wants me to edit as well as illustrate the Pic, including both for $15, which puts the former task at $5 weekly — too little, by half.

24. Friday. By Pic block and dull day indoors till evening. Cahill came, with him to 16th St, where he left, saying, metaphorically, "there was a woman who kept a big dog on the street which he was afraid of." Found little [Thomas] Nast with [Jesse] Haney. The Edwards' in half an hour. Ed. Wells, [Carl] Knudsen

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-06-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers


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