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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 191, August 24, 1860

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Identifier: DX02780607

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 191, August 24, 1860

Description: Regarding the financial troubles of the New York Illustrated News.

Transcription:

176

[John C.] Heenan talks about “licking” People.

very shaky condition. One of the proprietors, the best man has seceded, and Sol Eytinge, talking about accepting another offer (?) was induced to remain by the prospect of becoming a proprietor — having “a third of the profits” or something of the sort. Little [Thomas] Nast not getting his salary remitted in England, borrowed £20 or £40 of the pugilist Heenan, who recently presented himself at the office of the Ill. News and demanded repayment. At first they ignored the responsibility when he talked to Thad. Glover of certain intentions of licking the establishment. “I suppose they paid him to get rid of him and keep the matter quiet,” added [John] Wood. Old [Thomas] Powell happening by, Wood spoke of his advance into respectability, how he went decently clad, now, and didn’t loaf round drinking lager with [John] Watson. “He has quite a nice cottage house in Hoboken and his daughter is really a fine-looking girl, and he don’t come to me for odd dollars and fifty-cent pieces in advance,” said my informant. The ex-sneaky boy, Wilkins Micawber junior [William Powell], now earns money as an engraver. He learnt it in [Frank] Leslie’s office. Going up town met Hill. He told me that he lived at Fordham with Brentnall and Miss [Julia] Martin in Lotty [Kidder]’s cottage. She had

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Banbury, England

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-24

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Newspapers
Artists

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