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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 74, February 22, 1860

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Identifier: DX02877615

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 74, February 22, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Charles Dana of The New York Tribune, in which he asked for work.

Transcription:

[Charles] Dana.

Office, didn't get any money, thence to [Jesse] Haney's Office, got an order for a $5 story. ([Fitz James] O’Brien had been glad of the same, pretty recently. Story of his licking a man told by [N.G.] Shepherd to Bob Gun — a variety for him — differing in result to most of his fights.) Up in "Tribune" Office and saw Dana. He read my prospectus, didn't think favorably of the chances of the Republican Committee going in for it. Was pleasant to me, as he always has been — they vilify him generally. As I turned to go he spake of my "Assyrian friend," intimating a desire to resume publication of [William] Boutcher's experience, when I told him I possessed it in lecture form. I promised to br write to Boutcher about it. Told Dana I'd like to get something to do on the "Tribune" which he received far from unkindly, and promised indefinitely. Ah! how the difference of our positions struck me. He, the tall, handsome, manly-looking editor of the best and strongest paper in the United States — there in achieved position and authority — I with so little done, yet knowing in my heart that if I could get a chance I would climb up! Out into the filthy street and through the wet to my boarding house home, feeling sadly enough. Wrote a long letter to Boutcher during

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-02-22

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
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