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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 200, May 6-8, 1860

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Identifier: DX02987869

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 200, May 6-8, 1860

Description: Mentions writing a story for Momus.



"Momus" Office. Two Rogues.

from a walk. [James] Morris came anon. Stayed till 11, the usual hour, then home.

The Poundens have been turned out of Mrs. [Catharine] Potter's. Cause, the man's relapse into drunkenness and general offensiveness. [William] Leslie says Mrs. P. [Pounden] keeps her son [Frank Pounden] and his family, too, as well as her husband. She may contribute towards it, Frank being desperately out of work.

7. Monday. Writing till 4, then down-town to "Momus" Office. A dingy, small room in Tryon Row, with printers at work in it. [Henry] Addey there. To "Courier" Office, to "Nic-nax," then up-town with [Jesse] Haney, looking into "Momus" office again, to correct proof. A June day, oppressive and promising rain, warm, dank, uncomfortable. Writing at night. Nervous and bothered by irruptions of folks.

8. Tuesday. Wet, raw day. Writing "Momus" copy till 4, then to Office with it, finding [Charles] Gayler, [Charles] Briggs and [Henry] Addey there, the first defending the originality of a desperately old joke, the latter second foxyish and with red blotches coming out over his face — facetious as usual. Addey drifting. Met [Frank] Cahill at "Nic-nax" office. Up-town with him, after dropping in at Crook and Duff's, where were George Arnold, looking handsome, [John] Mc. Lenan, [Fitz James] O'Brien (raffish

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-05-06

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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