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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 103, February 3-5, 1859

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Identifier: DX03283909

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 103, February 3-5, 1859

Description: Mentions that Fitz James O'Brien has left the Saturday Press.

Transcription:

hard at work and worried.

4. Friday. Ditto. Up in Frank Leslie's office, had a bit of a spar with old [Thomas] Powell; what a shifty, specious, sly, treacherous old rogue it is! At work drawing till midnight. Very tired and not well. [George] Roberts off to Philadelphia. Met [Joseph] Brightly, exasperate about the $50 owing him — says Roberts has nothing, even his furniture being mortgaged or something of the sort, as he, Brightly, ascertained by setting a lawyer to work. If Brightly don't get his money there will be a sort of political justice in a man named Roberts doing the same wrong to him which, he, years ago, did to Roberts the engraver.

[Fitz James] O'Brien’s left the Saturday Press, which, he says, owed him some $100 and more. [Ed. G.P.] Wilkins supersedes him and does better. The paper is horridly in debt, the milch-cow having gone south. So the hideous little "free-lover" and Socialist ([Henry] Clapp is both) has it h all his own way — [Thomas Bailey] Aldrich having left, too.

5. Saturday. Down town early. Omnibus office, Pic &c Correcting proof. Return, drawing till midnight. Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur is here again, having returned from the country, whither she flitted for two days, with Miss [Lucia] Cooper. Seems better and don't bore people so much — manifests her usual selfishness — not a bit the better morally for all the squares of hell's pavement she laid down of late. Has turned the old woman [Mrs. Cooper] out of her room again and taken possession. Marry! the old woman's a toady and professes to be

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-02-03

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Artists
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Newspapers
Debt
Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Women

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