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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 43, October 9-11, 1860

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Identifier: DX01315946

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 43, October 9-11, 1860

Description: Mentions that he is tiring of his reporting duties for New York World.

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Reportorial.

[Manton] Marble. Leaning his head on his hand, by the light of the shaded gas, as if he, too, found daily journalism anything but “all beer and skittles, he assured me that not a day, unavoidable should elapse before I should be put to the work I’m fit for, and absolved from this miserable paragraphing. Mr. Spalding had not consulted him in the $2 reduction. Marble hoped I shouldn’t throw up hastily. So I said I’d stand a little more of it and went wearily by car to my attic-home.

10. Wednesday. Office. Return, writing about the coming Prince of Wales. At 2 to [New York World] office, paragraphing wearily in a hot room stinking poisonously of paint. Up-town by 5, on the steps of omnibus, crowded with passengers, tired, nervous, ill and dispirited — got home, swore I’d give it up, was going to get [George] Boweryem to take a note saying so and declining tomorrow’s responsibility. Felt better after supper though and didn’t. Had to go down town to office, returning by 11.

11. Thursday. Got up at 6 after very little sleep, with a wretched headache. After a hasty breakfast, into omnibus and to the Battery, there by boat on board the Harriet Lane, to report the coming of the Prince to

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

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