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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 32, June 26-27, 1859

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Identifier: DX02960111

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 32, June 26-27, 1859

Description: Comments on the friendship between Jesse Haney and James Parton.



one of self-sacrifice, but I'm sure the affair was grew out of mixed motives, as do most in life. I don't know whether [Jesse] Haney mightn't think this profanation of the man whom he intellectually and morally bows down to [James Parton], but I'm not going to bow down to anybody. There's a spice of weakness on one side when friends do not base their liking on fair play to either — the broad honest platform of justice. I'd as soon be a cat and purr gratification at a girls' stroking as accept such a friendship as [Mortimer] Thomson bestows on [Edward] Wells. And though I see how much higher is that felt for Haney by Parton, I don't blink its shortcomings. These things are sad th to contemplate.

27. Monday. Did an editorial for "Century" and a letter to George Bolton. Donned suit of summer white after dinner and down town, in the bright, hot afternoon, encountering [Frank] Cahill and little [Thomas] Nast by the way. To Century Office: [Thomas] Mc Elrath just read first two paragraphs of article, said it would "do" and sent it up to the printers. To Nic-nax Office, Constellation &c, up-town. [Phonography] in the evening, Cahill present. To Edwards' for an hour, wanting to get items for editorial in the Times Mr. E. [George Edwards] being a subscriber, but didn't. I overtook and walked uptown with [A.F.] Banks this afternoon. He was singing Io Peans to [Henry] Clapp and the Saturday Press, after his old, old, asinine manner.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-06-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Clothing and dress


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