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Page 001Front cover.
Page 002Front fly-leaf.
Page 003 [1859]Gives the date range of entries for the diary.
Page 004Black page.
Page 005Quotes a scene from Shakespeare's ''Antony and Cleopatra'' between Enobarbus and Lepidus.
Page 006 [06-01-1859]Describes a conversation with Paterson about Colonel Forbes.
Page 007 [06-01-1859]Describes a conversation with Paterson about Colonel Forbes, and mentions receiving a letter from Alfred Waud.
Page 008 [06-02-1859]Describes a letter received from Alfred Waud in Boston.
Page 009 [06-02-1859]Describes a visit from Mary the chambermaid, asking him to write a letter of reference for her.
Page 010 [06-03-1859]Regarding a visit to William Leslie and news from Mrs. Potter's boarding house.
Page 011 [06-04-1859]Regarding an alleged attempt by Fanny Fern to seduce Jesse Haney.
Page 012 [06-05-1859]Regarding an alleged attempt by Fanny Fern to seduce Jesse Haney.
Page 013 [06-05-1859]Regarding an alleged attempt by Fanny Fern to seduce Jesse Haney.
Page 014 [06-05-1859]Regarding Fanny Fern and Jim Parton's marriage.
Page 015 [06-05-1859]Regarding Fanny Fern and Jim Parton's marriage.
Page 016 [06-06-1859]Regarding hearing news of his friends in Louisiana from Pope.
Page 017 [06-07-1859]Describes a talk with Thomson McElrath about his trip to Lake Superior.
Page 018 [06-10-1859]Mentions two visits from Lotty and a truce between Fanny Fern and Jesse Haney.
Page 019 [06-13-1859]Describes a conversation with Lotty about her past.
Page 020 [06-13-1859]Describes a conversation with Lotty about her past.
Page 021 [06-13-1859]Describes a conversation with Lotty about her past.
Page 022 [06-13-1859]Regarding Lotty and Alleyne.
Page 023 [06-16-1859]Mentions taking a walk with Mrs. Poole and a conversation with Rawson Gill.
Page 024 [06-18-1859]Regarding Lotty's past as an actress.
Page 025 [06-18-1859]Regarding Thomas Nast and his first visit to the Edwards family.
Page 026 [06-20-1859]Regarding how Fanny Fern uses her articles in ''The New York Ledger.''
Page 027 [06-22-1859]Mentions a proposition by Bob Gun for Gunn to edit and illustrate ''The New York Picayune'' for $15 per week, which he thinks too little an amount.
Page 028 [06-24-1859]Describes Edward Welles.
Page 029 [06-24-1859]Describes Edward Welles.
Page 030 [06-24-1859]Describes Edward Welles.
Page 031 [06-26-1859]Comments on Jim Parton's belief that Jesse Haney might marry William Levison's widow.
Page 032 [06-26-1859]Comments on the friendship between Jesse Haney and James Parton.
Page 033 [06-28-1859]Mentions the failure of one of Charles Gayler's plays produced by Florence.
Page 034 [07-01-1859]Mentions an invitation to visit Mort Thomson.
Page 035 [07-03-1859]Describes preparing for a Fourth of July picnic with the Edwards family.
Page 036 [07-04-1859]Describes a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and friends.
Page 037 [07-04-1859]Describes a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and friends.
Page 038 [07-04-1859]Describes a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and friends.
Page 039 [07-04-1859]Describes a letter received from Hannah describing the end of his brother Ned's relationship with Mary Ann Chinner.
Page 040 [07-08-1859]Describes a letter received from Hannah describing the end of his brother Ned's relationship with Mary Ann Chinner.
Page 041 [07-08-1859]Describes a practical joke played by Frank Cahill and George Arnold on the people in Cahill's boarding house.
Page 042 [07-08-1859]Regarding the Bradbury family being expelled from Mrs. Boley's boarding house.
Page 043 [07-09-1859]Describes the Bradbury family.
Page 044 [07-09-1859]Describes the Bradbury family.
Page 045 [07-09-1859]Describes his landlady Mrs. Boley and boarders at his boarding house.
Page 046 [07-09-1859]Describes the boarders at his boarding house.
Page 047 [07-09-1859]Describes the boarders at his boarding house.
Page 048 [07-09-1859]Describes the boarders at his boarding house.
Page 049 [07-09-1859]Describes the boarders at his boarding house.
Page 050 [07-10-1859]Regarding the Edwards girls growing up and their behavior towards Gunn and Jesse Haney.
Page 051 [07-10-1859]Mentions an attempt by Fanny Fern to patch up relations with him.
Page 052Newspaper clipping giving an apology for a misquotation.
Page 053 [07-10-1859]Regarding a conflict between Thomas Powell and Mort Thomson over a misquotation published in ''Frank Leslie's Illustrated News.''
Page 054 [07-12-1859]Mentions that Mrs. Wall and her husband will be moving into his boarding house.
Page 055 [07-13-1859]Describes a tornado in New York City.
Page 056 [07-13-1859]Describes a story told by Rosenberg about how Fitz James O'Brien didn't pay his rent at his boarding house.
Page 057 [07-13-1859]Regarding a story about N. P. Willis told by Rosenberg.
Page 058 [07-16-1859]Describes a letter received from Mrs. Church.
Page 059 [07-16-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's idea of becoming an actor.
Page 060 [07-17-1859]Regarding Fitz James O'Brien's latest fight.
Page 061 [07-17-1859]Describes a conversation with James Parton about Napoleon.
Page 062 [07-20-1859]Regarding Mort Thomson's courtship of Grace Eldredge.
Page 063 [07-21-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's feelings for Matty Edwards.
Page 064 [07-21-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's feelings for Matty Edwards.
Page 065 [07-21-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's feelings for Matty Edwards.
Page 066 [07-21-1859]Describes a letter received from his half-sister Mary Anne Greatbatch.
Page 067 [07-23-1859]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 068 [07-24-1859]Regarding Mrs. Rich, who ran a nearby boarding house.
Page 069 [07-26-1859]Regarding Mrs. Rich, who ran a nearby boarding house.
Page 070 [07-26-1859]Regarding Mrs. Rich, who ran a nearby boarding house.
Page 071 [07-27-1859]Regarding stories about Sol Eytinge and Allie Vernon.
Page 072 [07-27-1859]Regarding Sol Eytinge and Allie Vernon.
Page 073 [07-27-1859]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 074 [07-29-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's financial troubles.
Page 075 [07-31-1859]Regarding a comment by Charles F. Briggs about Gunn's drawing of John Leech.
Page 076 [08-03-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill being expelled from his boarding house.
Page 077 [08-06-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's financial troubles.
Page 078Newspaper engraving of an unidentified man.
Page 079 [08-06-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's alleged affair with the Thomson's wet nurse.
Page 080Newspaper clipping written by Fanny Fern for ''The New York Ledger,'' responding to a letter she found from Mary Rogers, criticizing her marriage with James Parton.
Page 081 [08-06-1859]Regarding an article written by Fanny Fern for ''The New York Ledger,'' responding to a letter she found from Mary Rogers, criticizing her marriage with James Parton.
Page 082 [08-07-1859]Mentions an invitation by Mrs. Edwards to join the family in Grafton Center.
Page 083 [08-09-1859]Regarding a story about Frank Cahill and N. G. Shepherd's night out drinking.
Page 084 [08-10-1859]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 085 [08-11-1859]Regarding Fanny Fern's relations with her in-laws.
Page 086 [08-11-1859]Mentions that Frank Cahill has temporarily taken over Jesse Haney's place on the ''Courier'' while Haney is out of town.
Page 087 [08-15-1859]Mentions having a drink at Pfaff's with Frank Bellew and others.
Page 088 [08-19-1859]Describes a letter received from Alfred Waud in Boston.
Page 089 [08-19-1859]Comments on James Morris.
Page 090 [08-19-1859]Comments on Rosenberg and Thad Glover.
Page 091 [08-20-1859]Describes visiting the Edwards family after their return to New York from visit to the country.
Page 092 [08-21-1859]Regarding letters sent to Frank Cahill from prostitute Isabella Clemo.
Page 093 [08-22-1859]Describes letters sent to Frank Cahill from prostitute Isabella Clemo.
Page 094 [08-22-1859]Describes letters sent to Frank Cahill from prostitute Isabella Clemo.
Page 095 [08-22-1859]Describes letters sent to Frank Cahill from his mistress Isabella Clemo.
Page 096 [08-22-1859]Describes letters sent to Bob Gun from his mistress Adelle St. Orme.
Page 097 [08-22-1859]Regarding Isabella Clemo and Adelle St. Orme.
Page 098 [08-23-1859]Regarding James Morris paying a visit to Fanny Fern and James Parton.
Page 099 [08-25-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's financial troubles.
Page 100 [08-26-1859]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 101 [08-26-1859]Regarding the relationship between Jesse Haney and Sally Edwards.
Page 102 [08-27-1859]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 103 [08-28-1859]Regarding going to MacPyke's for liquor with Corbin, Bob Gun, and Frank Cahill.
Page 104 [08-30-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's feelings for Matty Edwards.
Page 105 [08-31-1859]Describes a visit to the Edwards family and mentions several of Sally's suitors.
Page 106 [08-31-1859]Regarding Jesse Haney's behavior around the Edwards girls.
Page 107 [08-31-1859]Regarding Jesse Haney's intentions regarding the Edwards girls.
Page 108 [08-31-1859]Describes a conversation with Matty Edwards.
Page 109 [09-02-1859]Mentions going to Weehawken with Jack Edwards and Jesse Haney.
Page 110 [09-06-1859]Regarding his happiness when visiting the Edwards girls.
Page 111 [09-08-1859]Mentions hearing T. Starr King preach at church.
Page 112 [09-11-1859]Mentions several stories about Frank Cahill.
Page 113 [09-14-1859]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 114 [09-17-1859]Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 115 [09-17-1859]Regarding the literary expectations of James Morris.
Page 116 [09-17-1859]Regarding the literary expectations of James Morris.
Page 117 [09-17-1859]Regarding Mrs. Levison's proposition to buy Jesse Haney's share of their ''Nick Nax'' partnership.
Page 118 [09-19-1859]Describes a visit to the theater to see ''Winter Garden'' with the Edwards girls and others.
Page 119 [09-23-1859]Mentions an interview with Tom Frank of ''Phinny Phellow.''
Page 120 [10-17-1859]Regarding his various writing jobs for ''The Century,'' ''The New York Picayune,'' ''The Sunday Courier,'' and others.
Page 121 [10-17-1859]Regarding his writing work which has kept him from keeping up with his diary.
Page 122 [10-26-1859]Regarding a letter from Jesse Haney to Gunn about his failed proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards.
Page 123 [10-26-1859]Regarding Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection.
Page 124 [10-26-1859]Regarding Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection.
Page 125 [10-26-1859]Regarding Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection.
Page 126 [11-13-1859]Regarding Charles Damoreau's return to live in New York.
Page 127 [11-13-1859]Regarding Charles Damoreau's return to live in New York.
Page 128 [11-13-1859]Regarding Alfred Waud's opinion of Charles Damoreau.
Page 129 [11-13-1859]Regarding Alfred Waud's opinion of Charles Damoreau.
Page 130 [11-13-1859]Regarding Charles Damoreau's brothers and sister.
Page 131 [11-13-1859]Regarding the relationship between Jesse Haney and Sally Edwards.
Page 132 [11-13-1859]Regarding attending a lecture by Mort Thomson as Doesticks.
Page 133 [11-13-1859]Regarding attending a lecture by Mort Thomson as Doesticks.
Page 134 [11-13-1859]Regarding attending a lecture by Mort Thomson as Doesticks.
Page 135 [11-13-1859]Regarding Thomas Nast's wooing of Sally Edwards.
Page 136 [11-13-1859]Regarding Sally and Matty Edwards.
Page 137 [11-13-1859]Mentions that he is no longer writing for ''The Century.''
Page 138 [11-22-1859]Regarding the death of William Bezley.
Page 139 [11-22-1859]Regarding his uncle William Butler and his wife Mary.
Page 140 [11-22-1859]Describes a letter received from his mother, containing news from England.
Page 141 [11-22-1859]Describes letters received from Hannah Bennett and his mother.
Page 142 [11-22-1859]Mentions that Charles Damoreau has returned to Boston to visit his wife.
Page 143 [11-22-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's performance as editor of ''The New York Picayune.''
Page 144 [11-22-1859]Describes a drinking party at his boarding house.
Page 145Newspaper clipping commenting briefly on alcohol and youth.
Page 146 [11-22-1859]Regarding a story about Giles.
Page 147 [11-22-1859]Regarding a disagreement with Mrs. Kinne at his boarding house.
Page 148 [11-22-1859]Regarding Mr. and Mrs. Kinne, who live in his boarding house.
Page 149 [11-22-1859]Regarding news about boarders who have left his boarding house.
Page 150 [11-22-1859]Regarding the women living in his boarding house.
Page 151 [11-22-1859]Regarding Abrahams' affair with Milly Norris.
Page 152 [11-22-1859]Regarding Milly Norris.
Page 153 [11-22-1859]Regarding Derby being expelled from Gunn's boarding house for stealing.
Page 154 [11-29-1859]Regarding Derby being expelled from Gunn's boarding house for stealing.
Page 155 [11-29-1859]Regarding Derby being expelled from Gunn's boarding house for stealing.
Page 156 [11-29-1859]Regarding James Morris's flirtations with Miss Maguire and Miss Pettit at his boarding house.
Page 157 [11-29-1859]Regarding a party in his room with Frank Cahill, Miss Maguire, Miss Trainque, and Miss Clarke.
Page 158 [11-29-1859]Regarding Mrs. Gouverneur's marriage to Theodore Griffin.
Page 159 [11-29-1859]Regarding Rawson Gill and news about the Pounden family.
Page 160 [11-29-1859]Regarding a proposal to start a new paper, ''Vanity Fair.''
Page 161 [11-29-1859]Regarding Ada Clare and Getty Gay, two Bohemian women in New York.
Page 162 [11-29-1859]Regarding Henry Clapp's ''Saturday Press.''
Page 163 [11-29-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's tale of a night out with the Bohemians.
Page 164 [11-29-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's tale of a night out with the Bohemians, which ended with them getting arrested.
Page 165 [11-29-1859]Mentions seeing Mrs. Norris at a performance of Sam Cowell.
Page 166 [11-29-1859]Mentions that Monroe has returned to California.
Page 167 [11-29-1859]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Page 168 [12-12-1859]Regarding when the relationship between Mort Thomson and Grace Eldredge began.
Page 169 [12-12-1859]Regarding Grace Eldredge's appearance.
Page 170 [12-12-1859]Describes the scene at his boarding house.
Page 171 [12-12-1859]Regarding the rivalry he suspects between Matty and Sally Edwards.
Page 172 [12-12-1859]Regarding the Edwards girls.
Page 173 [12-12-1859]Gives his thoughts on disappointment from love.
Page 174 [12-12-1859]Mentions taking a walk with Matty and Sally Edwards.
Page 175 [12-14-1859]Regarding Sol Eytinge and Allie Vernon.
Page 176 [12-14-1859]Regarding the break of friendship between Jesse Haney and Sol Eytinge.
Page 177 [12-15-1859]Regarding attending a lecture by Fry at Clinton Hall.
Page 178 [12-15-1859]Mentions taking a walk with ex-engraver John Watson.
Page 179 [12-19-1859]Regarding Billington trying to get invited to the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Page 180 [12-19-1859]Regarding Patrick Beckett Bellew and the death of Mr. Campau.
Page 181 [12-19-1859]Mentions going to a china shop with Jesse Haney, looking for a gift for Mrs. Edwards.
Page 182 [12-20-1859]Mentions Jesse Haney's possible interest in Matty Edwards.
Page 183 [12-20-1859]Regarding Jesse Haney and Sally Edwards.
Page 184 [12-20-1859]Regarding Matty and Sally Edwards.
Page 185 [12-20-1859]Regarding the first issue of ''Vanity Fair.''
Page 186 [12-23-1859]Regarding Frank Wood and a poem about Henry Clapp, written by James Morris.
Page 187 [12-24-1859]Regarding going to hear Sam Cowell perform on Christmas Eve.
Page 188 [12-24-1859]Describes taking a walk with Bob Gun on Christmas morning.
Page 189 [12-25-1859]Regarding Bob Gun's tales of detective Arthur Ledger.
Page 190 [12-25-1859]Regarding a Christmas visit to the Edwards family.
Page 191 [12-26-1859]Describes the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Page 192 [12-26-1859]Describes the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Page 193 [12-26-1859]Describes the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Page 194 [12-26-1859]Describes the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Page 195 [12-26-1859]Describes the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Page 196 [12-26-1859]Regarding Frank Cahill's night drinking at the ''New York Picayune'' office with a compositor.
Page 197 [12-28-1859]Regarding a visit in his room from Miss Trainque and Miss Maguire.
Page 198 [12-28-1859]Speculates on Miss Maguire's ideas about marriage.
Page 199 [12-31-1859]Regarding spending New Year's Eve with Jesse Haney and others.
Page 200Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 201Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 202Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 203Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 204Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 205Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 206Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 207Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 208Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 209Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 210Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 211Jesse Haney's Christmas poem, which was read at the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 212Newspaper clipping written by Gunn for ''The Sunday Courier,'' describing the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 213Newspaper clipping written by Gunn for ''The Sunday Courier,'' describing the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 214Newspaper clipping written by Gunn for ''The Sunday Courier,'' describing the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Page 215 [01-06-1860]Letter to Gunn from the Edwards family and others, thanking him for his article about their Christmas party in the ''Sunday Courier.''
Page 216 [01-06-1860]Reverse of letter to Gunn from the Edwards family and others, thanking him for his article about their Christmas party in the ''Sunday Courier.''
Page 217Back fly-leaf.
Page 218Back cover.
Page 219Newspaper clipping containing a biographical sketch of Charles F. Briggs.
Page 220Newspaper clipping of a review of the book ''Self-Made Men'' by Charles C. B. Seymour.
Page 221Newspaper clipping regarding the involvement of Colonel Forbes in the incident at Harper's Ferry.
Page 222Newspaper engraving of an unidentified portly man, drawn by Frank Bellew.
Page 223Newspaper engraving of Charles Gayler.
Page 224Newspaper clipping giving a brief biographical sketch of George Sanders.
Page 225Newspaper engraving of Dr. Sanger.
Page 226Newspaper engraving of unidentified smoking man.
Page 227Newspaper engraving of Wild.
Page 228Small photograph of Frank Bellew.
Page 229Newspaper engraving of author and lecturer Doesticks (Mort Thomson).
Page 230 [01-25-1850]Newspaper clipping of a letter from John Forney to George Roberts, requesting his assistance in getting evidence that actor George Jamieson had an affair with actor Edwin Forrest's wife.
Page 231Manuscript fragment written by Matty Edwards.
Page 232Note from Eliza Edwards to Gunn.
Page 233Manuscript fragment, reading ''O that this too solid flesh would melt. I'm filled with anguish sometimes.''
Page 234Short note from Matty Edwards to Gunn, reading, ''You are very unjust to me.''
Page 235Manuscript fragment written by one of the Edwards girls, reading, ''Mr Gunn you are a mean thing.''
Page 236Newspaper clipping regarding the activities of Hugh Forbes in connection to John Brown.
Page 237Newspaper clipping regarding Hugh Forbes.
Page 238Manuscript fragment, possibly written by Matty Edwards, reading, ''Am I a know nothing? I have a desire to learn only I am not as quick as some people.''
Page 239Manuscript fragment, written by one of the Edwards girls.
Page 240Manuscript fragment written by Gunn, reading, ''so go on trying to know Not a bit of it - honor!''
Page 241Manuscript fragment of notes, possibly written between Gunn and Matty Edwards.
Page 242 [10-25-1859]Newspaper clipping regarding John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry.
Page 243Newspaper clipping regarding Dr. Dixon, editor of the ''Scalpel.''
Page 244 [10-29-1859]Newspaper clipping of letter from Hugh Forbes to the ''New York Times,'' explaining the origin of John Brown's plot to raid Harper's Ferry.
Page 245 [10-29-1859]Newspaper clipping of letter from Hugh Forbes to the ''New York Times,'' explaining the origin of John Brown's plot to raid Harper's Ferry.
Page 246Watercolor portrait of a man, possibly George Arnold.
Page 247Pencil drawing of Sol Eytinge.
Page 248Newspaper clipping regarding the death of George William Curtis.
Page 249Manuscript fragment in Gunn's handwriting.
Page 250Manuscript fragment, reading, ''god bless you dear Child.''
Page 251 [09-20-1860]Note from Sally Edwards to Gunn, thanking him for the opera tickets.
Page 252Manuscript fragment, possibly Gunn's attempt to write his memoirs.
Page 253Newspaper clipping about a lecture by William Boutcher regarding his travels in the Middle East.
Page 254Handbill notice of a public meeting to be held in the Wardington National Schoolroom on July 1.
Page 255Handbill for the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.