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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 113, February 17, 1859

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Identifier: DX03292016

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 113, February 17, 1859

Description: Regarding a talk with Henry Clapp, George Arnold, and others at the House of Lords about Fitz James O'Brien.


17. Thursday. Chores. Down town rapidly, to buy things, looked in at Pic Office. Storm apparently blown over, the paper to go on &c. (Wood said he, the printers and engravers had determined to keep it up, themselves, in the other event.) [Frank] Bellew and [Bob] Gun have made up matters. I to go on with Restaurants — said I would when money was regularly forthcoming — 'not a line without. Returned: drawing hard till sunset, then began at Phonography over again! I have been forced to abandon it awhile from sheer necessity, and lost much ground, I find. But it may be recovered. [Frank] Cahill up, went in [Jesse] Haney's room. Wrote a letter to Dillon Mapother at night. Gun up, wanted me to do restaurant to-morrow — I stipulated for $6 for last, said he'd have it all ready — if so, all right. Turned, out about 11, for some ale, round at the "House of Lords," where I found the two Arnold's [George and Jack], [Henry] Clapp, Gun, and a room-mate of the latter's, all seated round the centre table. Talk, incidentally of [Fitz James] O'Brien, who it seems, has quarreled with Clapp or something like it. O'B sent a lawyer's letter apropos of money owing to him for his "feulleton"izing in the Saturday Press, which Clapp related as an excellent joke. Then he passed into general comment on O'B. "He was too d____d infernal selfish altogether — there was no denying he was a smart man though, and he could stand anything but a fool — give him a rogue, a smart rogue, rather. He don't believe

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-02-17

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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