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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 210, May 18-19, 1860

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Identifier: DX02995602

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 210, May 18-19, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with William Newman about the state of Momus.



More of “Momus.” [Charles] Rosenberg.

[William Newman] is very dissatisfied with him [Henry Addey]. Rosenberg, says Newman, brings columns of dreary stuff which Addey puts in, [Charles] Briggs do. The man who talks loudest convinces Addey, &c. &c.They are going to sink the daily issue in a weekly, very soon, (tother will sink, too, in good time.) Newman is the most nervous man I ever encountered. Indoors all the rest of the day, making three drawings on wood for “Nic-nax.” With [Frank] Cahill to [Frank] Bellew’s in the evening and stayed there till past 11, looking into the “Optimus” afterwards. When we got home, found Corbin in [James] Morris’ room, with him and [George] Boweryem. Cahill went out with the two former for beer and oysters, and at about 2 or 3 in the morning they woke up his room-mate, Jones to play at cards.

19. Saturday. Drawing awhile, then down town. To “Momus” Office, Rosenberg there, sitting writing. (I hear he’s a Jew — looks like a German one, gross, fat, heavy-jowled, black-haired, hair cropped French-fashion.) To “Courier” Office, P.O. to “Nic-nax” and [Jesse] Haney’s newly-taken room in the same building. Cahill, Haney and presently Bellew in the latter office. Out with Bellew, to find Addey. Overtook Hayes the engraver and [Charles] Damoreau the wordy in Ann Street, together to a restaurant

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-05-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing


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