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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 196, August 27-28, 1860

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Identifier: DX02784336

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 196, August 27-28, 1860

Description: Mentions being offered a reporting position on the staff of the New York World.

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181

Frank Wood’s Love-letters.

[wri]ting to [Bob] Gun’s father. I disabused him, when he said he’d wait. Talking of [Frank] Cahill, Mac added, “I’d have given $5 to have saved the____!”

A note from Sallie [Edwards], returning books, with four P.S’s; one, “Eliza [Edwards] sends her love!”, another “I would send you mine, only I’m so bashful!” And a note from [Frank] Bellew, written on the 22 while being tugged out to sea. Going into [N.G.] Shepherd’s room this evening, found him with a bundle of letters and a photograph, which he was about to return to Frank Wood, from one of the colored prostitutes of “30” — in consequence of a quarrel and break off between the pair! Syme, the queer Scotchman went to his native country, sailing within a week of Bob Gun; Jones got a paper from him.

28. Tuesday. Out. Met [J.R.] Hamilton. To the World Office in accordance with a note from [Edmund] Stedman and saw him. A prospect of a reporter’s berth, to commence at $16 weekly. Going down stairs met Meyers, man who used to know me in Picayune days, before I went to England, who edited paper out west, I think at Chicago, who I met a month or two ago, crossing the Park, who is now “on” the World at $20, a week.x Up town, sent specimen work to Stedman by [George] Boweryem, wrote and did [phonography] the rest of the evening. Mrs [Susan] Boley home from Vermont.

x A fib of his telling. He only got $12. October 20, 1860.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Prostitutes

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