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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 151 [newspaper clipping], ca. 1859

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Identifier: DX03322916

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 151 [newspaper clipping], ca. 1859

Description: Newspaper clipping regarding writer Q.K. Philander Doesticks (Mort Thomason in private life).


Q. K. Philander Doesticks is————but who does not know the immortal Doesticks? Nobody does not know Doesticks, the amusing literary acrobat, that is to say, they know him as he appears before the public, as Doesticks, the funny writer. But they do not know him as he is known in private life—as Mortimer Thomson, the gentleman, as, in short, as we know him. Now, as the public at large are thoroughly acquainted with Doesticks, and know very little of Thomson, and as the public are anxious to learn all they can about Thomson, we will say nothing about Doesticks, but just post them up a little about the individual in his private character.

In the first place, then, Mr. Thomson is a good looking fellow, with dark brown eyes, regular features, long hair, and pointed beard. In appearance he rather resembles some of those wonderful bas-reliefs of Assyrian kings recently disentombed from the ruins of Nineveh. In private life Mr. Thomson never makes a joke, nor says a funny thing. He is simply a cheerful, lively, well-bred gentleman. He does not perpetually pass his time in drinking beer and getting tight, as some who have read his Visit to Niagara suppose; still he can take his tod like a man. He is now engaged on the staff of the N. Y. Tribune, and, we believe, writes occasionally for Frank Leslie's new paper. He lives in elegant style in elegant style in Brooklyn, and israpidly amassing a large fortune by his successful literary labors. There, that’s all we are going to tell you about Doesticks as Thomson.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: ca. 1859

Type(s): Clipping, Newspaper


Subjects: Diaries


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