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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 74, January 11-12, 1859

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Identifier: DX03260453

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 74, January 11-12, 1859

Description: Regarding Sol Eytinge's departure from Frank Leslie's Illustrated News.

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11. Tuesday. Yesterday the coldest one in seventy years, say the meteorologists. / Omnibus driver frozen dead on his box. To [William] Blakeman's; people clustering round stove in the passage. Down town to office — blazing away at scribbling. Left M.S. at Sunday Times office. Called at the St Nicholas, on my way up-town, saw [George] Roberts, left "copy." The man looked handsome seated, legs up in chair, with his manly features and beard, in the luxurious chamber. Dinner. Writing to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn] till midnight. Mrs [Mary] Levison is in Rome.

12. Wednesday. Office. Rosenberg came and separately, [Joseph] Brightly. The latter vilified Sol [Eytinge]'s artistic abilities and said they had a better artist from Philadelphia on the paper. Roberts appeared by 12. Something of a to-do between him and foreman of the printers, the men having "struck" or something of the sort. Roberts irascible about, said they'd get paid directly it could be ascertained what was owing &c. Left at 2. [Alfred] Swinton came up in my room during the evening to borrow a dollar, having got left in the city, owing to his dancing attendance on Frank Leslie for money. Sol Eytinge, it seems, isn't engaged by the Harper's. He's drawing at Hitchcocks place. Little [Thomas] Nast seceded too. There was a row at Leslie's — of course about money — Leslie charged Sol with idleness and drunkenness and the latter responded by bidding Leslie go to h__l. Swinton says Sol got paid up.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-01-11

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Artists
Printers
Newspapers
Winter
Strikes and lockouts
Diaries
Publishers and publishing

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