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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 111, February 13-16, 1859

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Identifier: DX03290394

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 111, February 13-16, 1859

Description: Regarding the impending demise of the New York Picayune.


Edwards. Sally [Edwards] who has been quite sick, up and convalescing. [Frank] Cahill & [Jesse] Haney there.

14. Monday. To Pic and Omnibus Office. Hither and thither. Down town again in the afternoon to correct proof. Out in the evening with intent to hear [E.H.] Chapin lecture, but mistaking the building, went on, tried [Matthew] Whitelaw's domicile [71 E 14th St.]. Nobody within: returned and to [Thomas] Carlyle's Friedrich 2.

15. Tuesday. A dull rainy day. In doors, four drawings on wood, for Omnibus. Thus passed my thirty-third birthday.

16. Wednesday. Down-town, to Omnibus & Pic offices. The latter paper delayed a day beyond it's usual publication, partly in consequence of [Frank] Bellew' attendance on the police-court hindering him from doing the necessary drawings, partly because Bob Gun has been drunk for a day or two. Symptoms of breakings up on the part of the paper. Met Tom Picton, with him to Pic Office. Met Bellew and [Charles E.] Wilbour in Ross and Tousey's. They, as subsequently appeared conferring about the coming extinction or otherwise of the paper. At length Bellew has got tired of drawing for it without getting any money, Gun is a donkey and gets drunk, and the result will probably be a burst-up. Both Wilbour and Gun must have lost considerable money in it; how much, the latter would be hard to tell, as he is unveracious on the subject. Looking accidentally at the list of arrivals at the hotels, the other day, I saw chronicled Fitz-james O’Brien, at the "Everett house!" O’B is out of luck, I know, hence probably this Barry

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-02-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Publishers and publishing


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