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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 213, August 1-9, 1857

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Identifier: DX03788059

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 213, August 1-9, 1857

Description: Mentions that Fanny Fern's favorable review of his book, The Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses, was not put into the New York Ledger because of a comment Oliver Dyer made to the publisher, Robert Bonner.

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seen but once since her [Mary Levison's] husband [William Levison]'s death — is said to be out of town. [Frank] Cahill, who's a very good fellow, is in [Frank] Bellew's employ, writing for him and attending to his business affairs, duning people &c down town. [Willis] Patten, his wife and obnoxious boy [George Patten] are sea-siding it at Fire Island. Miss [Lucia] Cooper — our landlady [Catharine Potter]’s sister — and Miss "Weighty" Griffin — who is very pretty, despite her name — stay here still. I met Mrs Cunninghm — not the murderess, but my former landlady in Leonard Street — the other day. She complimented me about my book, told me her husband was dead and that the Flowers' had never paid them, ($200.) Also — some weeks ago — I met Alcock, the dentist, face to face. He stared, but said nothing and I passed on, half anticipating some enquiries about [Joseph] Greatbatch.

9. Sunday. To [James] Partons. He has almost completed his book, and sold out the copyright of the Humerous Poetry to the Masons. Lowell [Mason] told him, blandly, that he expected to sell 3000 of my P. N. Y. B. H [Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses] — but not more. I shall consider the thing a failure if it don’t reach 5000. / The family are meditating a week at the Cattskills, probably going on Wednesday, Miss J [Louisa Jacobs] proceeding to Boston. Fanny [Fern] had written a favorable review of my book for the Ledger, which didn’t go in because [Oliver] Dyer pointed out to [Robert] Bonner my allusion to "Silenus Gobb Junior." Bonner would not have seen it but for the act of the natural toady — as Parton called

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-08-08

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
Criticism
Authors
Diaries
Publishers and publishing

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