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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 220, May 21, 1860

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Identifier: DX03003346

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 220, May 21, 1860

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill being appointed editor of Nick Nax.

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[Frank] Cahill “editor” of “Nic-nax.”

don’t understand) and creates an impression, that he [James Morris] is “too good” as little [Sarah] Maguire used to say. Then he disappoints ‘em into the conviction that he’s a failure and “deceitful,” or gets tiffed into retiring on his sensibility. The small, thin nectar of his disposition is apt to sour into as thin vinegar on little provocation, I find. Very funny all of this! Amiability plus weakness isn’t much, anyway!

Cahill, installed this week as editor of “Nic-nax,” thinks privately that Mrs. [Mary] Levison has some reason for her distrust that [Jesse] Haney was looking too keenly after his interests at the expense of hers. When he started the “Comic Monthly” quoth Cahill, he intended it to be as was the “Nic-nax,” owned by both, himself and [William] Levison’s widow, but finding it a greater success than he anticipated, he assumed the proprietorship himself, paying her $200 yearly, for the use of the cuts. He has made the same bargain with her, now, (Cahill says they’re worth much more.) Further, the “Comic Monthly” engravings, being cut in the “Nic-nax” Office, Haney thereby saved rent, at least half-rent, that being charged to the “Nic-nax” firm. Then the same matter set up in “Nic-nax,” was, by the printers connivance, bodily transferred to the pages of the

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-05-21

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Newspapers
Editors
Courtship

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