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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 84, August 10-11, 1859

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Identifier: DX03074271

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 84, August 10-11, 1859

Description: Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.


offices, there to write paragraphs about the impending duel between two newspaper men. [Nathaniel] Shepherd's was printed in the Times, but [George] Arnold failed in humbugging the Herald. Of [Henry] Clapp denouncing Shepherd in the Saturday Press as a plagiarist &c, Shepherd having forwarded a little poem which Clapp assumed to be similar to one of [Thomas Bailey] Aldrich's. [Frank] Cahill and Arnold went and bullied Clapp about it and "Daisy" writing a letter hinting at cowhiding the hideous little editor apologized openly in his next number. Fearfully superfluous, licking Clapp. What would he be like if beaten? I knew Cahill's good intentions were only material for the Street Commissioner of Pandemonium. Didn't put down yesterday that [Thomas] Nast among other sketches exhibited a pretty elaborate one of Sally Edwards. Poor little Nast!

"Alas! regardless of his doom the little victim plays!" T'was not badly done, but the face was too solid.

11. Thursday. Wrote to Arnold. Drawing till sunset, with intolerable headache accompaniment. One of the tenderest of letters from Hannah [Bennett]. Items. M. A. Chinner wrote to her cousin Amos Sears, something of an old bachelor, within a month of her jilting by Edwin [Gunn] telling him she was free and pressing him to come to London! He "didn't want any tricks" and declined. She still infests our

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-08-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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