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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 36, December 10-11, 1858

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Identifier: DX03239496

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 36, December 10-11, 1858

Description: Describes having a drink with Charles Welden and other New York Times reporters.


10. Friday. A cheery morning's tramp up to 52nd St, to borrow book from [Frank] Bellew, railed it back and went to scribbling comic story. Evening an ineffectual call at [Oliver] Hillards'. Yesterday, by the bye, I met Colonel [Hugh] Forbes, at the Park gate. He looked like a seedy Russian and said with his usual enthusiasm that though he wasn’t doing anything particular he was planning a ten strike. "You shall see it," says he!

11. Saturday. Wrote till 12 1/2, then down town. Met [Charles] Welden with two "Times" men near the Pewter Mug, Frankfort St — one of 'em a palpable Irishman. [John] Brougham passed us going to and from Frank Leslie's, giving us good morning. Another quasi Times man joined us, a broad spoken Yorkshireman whom I recollect as a most prodigious bore. He had just taken his passage for England, was attired in a rough fur cap, a dubious whity brown coat, all rar stringy and ragged, pants to match and nondescript boots. With his broad, coarse, vulgar, good humored face and three days beard he was a queer spectacle. To Tribune Office. Saw [Charles] Dana, told him what I wanted. "I'm not very intimate with Mr [Thomas] Mc Elrath," said he, "but I’ll give you a note." Took it to Mc E., had another talk with him. Something may come out of it. "If it were the daily" he said, "I could put you in a berth directly. Suggested book to review, Sangers History of Prostitution, published by the Harpers. I believe it is an offence against

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-12-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Journalists


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