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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 129, March 3-16, 1859

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Identifier: DX03305009

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 129, March 3-16, 1859

Description: Regarding his article criticizing the New York Ledger, which he wrote for Scalpel.

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against him [Frederick Watson] but Sol [Eytinge] alway affected decendentalism in conversation, as indicating shrewdness. The most odious person about Leslie's Office is Whiting, "Dr," he calls himself; was once treasurer at the Broadway theatre, gets $15 per week as a solicitor of advertisements for [Frank] Leslie. It is universally believed about the office that he owes his position to Leslie's criminal intimacy with his wife or mistress — for Wood's disposed to question the former title. This Whiting invites people to visit him, is believed indeed to practice on indirect "panel game" on those who are attracted by the womans beauty. They say she's handsome. Generally he is voted a regular "sucker"; will linger half an hour to get a drink. Some of this I've put down before.

To Wednesday, the sixteenth, inclusive. All in arrears, again. Have finished up "Omnibus" work for the month, and reviewed the Ledger for next number of the Scalpel. Got $15 for it, from [Dr. Edward] Dixon. [Oliver Wendell] Holmes wrote him a pretty letter of thanks and sent him an "Autocrat," in consequence of my article. For material for my recent one, I after advertising in the Herald, discovered a small both boy who for a quarter dollar lent me the Ledger numbers containing Cobb's crack story, the "Gunmaker of Mosco" every word of which trash I read. Dixon met [Charles] Dana (whom he knows very well) to'ther day. "I'm going to have an

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-03-09

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Journalism
Publishers and publishing
Newspapers
Advertising

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