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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 206, September 1-2, 1860

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Identifier: DX02791802

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 206, September 1-2, 1860

Description: Describes a quarrel between Fitz James O'Brien and publisher George Roberts.



[Fitz James] O'Brien insults [George] Roberts.

effect that the business was plotted for the purpose obtained, moral evidence of the man’s infidelity being undoubted beforehand. If so, it may explain [Frank] Bellew’s toleration of O’B., who knows that Mrs. B [Catherine Bellew] dislikes him and returns the feeling. Another O’Brien incident. He met [George] Roberts of the “Constellation,” in a bar-room, [Henry] Clapp, George Arnold, [N.G.] Shepherd and others being present, when one of the party introduced O’B. to Roberts. It was subsequent to the publication of Shelton Mackenzie’s attack on O’B., who drew himself up inquiring if Roberts were the publisher of the paper, and on being answered in the affirmative first walked aside with him, then returned and abused him to his face, before those assembled, as a liar, blackguard, &c. Roberts took it sensibly, said that O’B. was surrounded by friends, he without any, that he didn’t want a bar-room brawl, but offered his card and what subsequent satisfaction a private interview might afford, and so left. O’Brien asserts that he sent [Ed. G.P.] Wilkins to him with a hostile message and that Roberts tendered some apology.

2. Sunday. Looking in Shepherd’s room found the hero of the last story lying asleep on the sofa, with a tremendous black eye. He had

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-09-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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