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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 42, October 9, 1860

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Identifier: DX01315433

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 42, October 9, 1860

Description: Regarding receiving notice from the New York World that his pay will be reduced to $14 per week.

Transcription:

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Reportorial.

9. Tuesday. [New York World] Office. Told by [David] Croly there was a letter for me in the publishing office; found one from our head man Spalding, stating that the pay of “your Reporters was not equitably adjusted,” and that from and after to-day, myself, Sweetsir and Myers would “receive $14 weekly, instead of our present rates,” and requesting a notification if this wasn’t satisfactory. Went round to [Jesse] Haney’s to talk it over, thought I’d stand it; went uptown to a Protestant Evangelical Knowledge Society where I heard some of the vilest bigotry ever vented. Went down-town, thought I’d throw up “World” business, saw Haney again, met [Charles] Damoreau and [Edmund] Stedman, the latter of whom urged me to see [Manton] Marble. Up-town. To a “Sons of Temperence” meeting of a demi-Masonic character, in Broome street, where I found the members in an upper room, of the queerest approach, drest in regalia, and where, after I had intruded at one door, I was bidden to another with a little trap in it, through which an Irishman surveyed me and coming out, gave me the scrap of news I wanted. Office, up-town, tired. Out in the evening to an abortive School-teachers meeting, then to the cursed office again. Saw

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-10-09

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Journalists
Publishers and publishing
Newspapers
Temperance

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