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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 123, April 19-21, 1858

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Identifier: DX03518891

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 123, April 19-21, 1858

Description: Describes going to see Mary Levison after her request for his advice about Nick Nax.


times before I got paid $5, and when I did, I had a bad fifty cent piece put upon me! My business to day was to change it.) Talk and cigar with [Charles] Nordhoff, [John] Bonner busy as usual, on Mondays — going-to-press day. Saw him for a few minutes. To Pic Office. Return. Phonography. Wrote to George Bolton in the afternoon. Phonography and overhauling story at night. A good day's work. Out with Rawson [Gill] and [William] Leslie to Honey's for a rarebit and ale. [Frank] Cahill was there at the centre table with [John] Darcy, [Frederick] Watson, Hawthorne and [Adolphus] Davenport, the actor.

20. Tuesday. Rain. Harpers', Pic and Post Office &c. Return up town by 12. Found Cahill at Honey’s, in company with Watson. The latter is a very short man, even to diminutiveess, has a most unhealthy town-bred pallor of complexion, a rather longish chin, and is altogether a most unpleasant looking little scrub. Phonography & chores — plenty of 'em.

21. Wednesday. Drawing on wood. Phonography &c Down town at 5 1/2, the rain leaving off and sun coming out. [Frank] Leslie's, Pick & Ross & Tousey's. At night to Lexington Avenue in compliance with a note from Mrs [Mary] Levison, which I got yesterday stating that she "needed the advise of a disinterested friend." Found her in a neatly furnished back parlor, with her younger sister. Let her talk. T'was all about "Nic-nax" with discursive remarks on the Picayune. The woman is full of mean suspicions of [Jesse] Haney. When The "Nic-nax" was started [William] Levison furnished capital, and undertook for his share of the labor the business part, buying paper, seeing to printing, keeping books &c, while Haney agreed to devote his whole time to the editorship. Profits

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-04-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Payment
Publishers and publishing


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