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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 24, October 3-4, 1860

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Identifier: DX01309289

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 24, October 3-4, 1860

Description: Describes Charles F. Briggs.

Transcription:

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Old [Charles] Briggs.

car, which was jam-full. To-bed by 2. A. M. tired enough and half-inclined to give up reporting.

4. Thursday. To the [New York World] office about noon, subsequently to “Courier” one and to Peck Slip; there to see a dog-breeder and fancier. [Manton] Marble has suggested that I should write an article about New York “dorgs.” Up-town by 2. Writing and sleeping during the dull rainy afternoon. At 8 1/2 turned out to attend the opening of [Matthew] Brady’s new photographic gallery, corner of 10th street and Broadway. A good many people there, newspaper-men and notabilities, a display of photographs and a collation, partaken of perpendicularly, in the operating room. F Leslie, Avery and Briggs there. I accompanied the latter down-town, in an omnibus between 10 and 11, when he pronounced journalism a generally demoralizing profession, destruction of individuality and productive of sceptism [sic] as to all good human motives and honesty, instancing hack newspaper writers as corroborating his opinions. A queer, shifty man is Briggs, not offensive and objectionable, as I once thought, from his occasional brusqueness, but queer. Methinks some of his remarks hoise the engineer with his own petard. I got out at the park, wrote my

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-10-03

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Dogs
Diaries
Journalists
Photographers

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