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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 212, July 23-August 8, 1857

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Identifier: DX03787188

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 212, July 23-August 8, 1857

Description: Mentions that Jesse Haney is now editing the New York Picayune because Mort Thomson has resigned.


nearly a week. They [Mason Brothers] advertise but fizzingly, yet have done one decent thing — had 1000 paper fom's made, containing title, specimen cuts, chapters of contents &c of the P. N. B. H [Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses], for distribution in the railroad cars. I have received more complimentary notices. I have written letters to home, [William] Bouther, Dick Bolton & Foster. Weather alternately hot and rainy. Busy, idle, drawing some, — for Picayune, Nic-nax and [Frank] Leslie — writing more, very lonely, sometimes sickish, and generally matagrabolized and despondent. Had a frightful relapse into nervous horrors one day and night.


1 to 8. Both Saturdays. Much as heretofore. Pierce, Mrs [Maria] Books' son has again become a boarder here. Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur has shown once or twice, never for more than a day or two. [Jesse] Haney is out of town for a two days holiday, to Nyack, where the Edwards girls [Eliza, Matty, and Sally Edwards] are staying at a Mr Russells. [James] Parton is reported to be within a week or two of the completion of his life of Aaron Burr and another book of Fanny Fern's is advertised. [Alfred] Waud writes of that allways to-be-effected trip west-wards. Will [Waud] is at Cohasset (and owes him $50.) Sol Eytinge still lives with "Allie [Vernon]" and co. in Bond St Brooklyn. Haney is about to return to the editorship of the Picayune / Doesticks [Mortimer Thomson] resigning. Mrs [Mary] Levison — whom I've

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-07-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Publishers and publishing


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