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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 127, March 3-9, 1859

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Identifier: DX03303383

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 127, March 3-9, 1859

Description: Regarding Frank Leslie and his publications.


keeping me hard at it generally till midnight or later. Down town of mornings. Picayune articles shelved for the present, opportunely enough. [Bob] Gun has been on one of his dreary "drunks" again. They say [George] Arnold's going to the devil, a trifle more rapidly than usual. Walking away from Edwards' one Sunday evening with [Jesse] Haney & [Frank] Cahill the latter was imparting half hints to the former anent Arnold — some women business — Arnold been out of town — come back — intending to join her altogether — I know not what. [John A.] Wood told me he had met Arnold subsequent to his (Arnold's) being drunk for a week. So they drift. Cahill's no better than of old. One hears of him swaggering round to F. Leslie's, with Sol Eytinge, Hitchcock, [John] Mc Lenan &c, Sol being "on the fight" with evil intentions towards [Frank] Leslie. That oleaginous person is prospering, the Sickles murder having vastly increased the sale of the paper. He has his hands full of such now; publishing two illustrated newspapers (one German) the Stars and Stripes (a Ledger imitation) the Con Budget of Fun, and a monthly magazine. Has had a watch presented him apropos of his anti-Swill-milk exertions, which he wears in the day-time only, displaying such an amount of bullion as would almost justify his garroting nocturnally, as I told him. Asked me why I didn’t bring in drawings. Wood seems very busy at the office, as treasurer. Suspects old [Thomas] Powell of some pecuniary dishonesty apper-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-03-09

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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