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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 70, January 3-5, 1859

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Identifier: DX03257225

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 70, January 3-5, 1859

Description: Regarding getting a position on the Constellation for $15 per week.

Transcription:

I thought too of quiet English roads and of Chacombe — far away.

4. Tuesday. Snow deep everywhere and still falling. Out by 11. To Constellation Office — saw [George] Roberts — settled matters. He proposed $10 weekly — I told him I wanted double. Finally settled at $15, until De Cordova, Assistant Ed. is civilly bowed out, when I rise to $20. I have to be at the office, to assume editorial functions. To Omnibus office. Got paid $12. To [Frank] Pounden's store. Up town to dinner, then off again through the thick lying snow, to P. Benjamin's. He at dinner. Waited in basement library nigh an hour, he sending boy bidding me take cigar. Gave me a hearty reception but would read editorial of his in a loud lecture voice, which in conjunction with the row kicked up by two of his boys gave me a headache as if all the devils in Malebolge were hammering on my brain. Left at dusk — after at least 2 1/2 hours of torment, which has been steadily increasing till now — past 9, I fancy, when I sit here feeling thoroughly wearied out, mind and body. To bed and — heigho to work for my $15 weekly to-morrow! I'll be worth it to them, though I have no belief in the permanence of the paper.

5. Wednesday. To [William] Blakeman's, [Dr. Edward] Dixon's then down town to commence editorial duties at Constellation Office. The premises stretch from front to rear in Spruce St,

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-01-03

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Payment
Diaries
Publishers and publishing

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