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he and  Wattles  dividing its cuts.   Poor Banks hard up, has succeeded
in getting in debt for two months rent with old Myers, nothing to do
and his prospective situation depends on a man s death.  Yatman folly
increases, he wears crosses, anchors, hearts &c as the gifts of  ladies,  cor-
responds voluminously with idiotic females, teaches the classes  Phisiognomy 
and  English composition,  also leads a quire at Church.   He is also
strongly suspected of breaking the Seventh Commandment.   He has en-
deavoured to get up another duel, with  a young man of the name of
Guppy,  writing for Waud as a second.         Stone has been to Boston,
 bled the Governor, paid and spent his subsidy, and then hurried back
to Catskill for the winter.    Damoreau has paid a flying visit to New
York, and retired in disgust at the tightness of the money market;   mat
rimony not improving him.      Clarence Eyting s portrait is published
as a visible  Know Nothing,  Uncle Sam s youngest son,  at which his
friends are not at all gratified.     Other folk as usual.  Seymour writing
sketch of North s life, to prefix to the poor fellows works.  Bellew in
Cincinatti, has written to Banks.   Heylyn has been in N Y, found
nothing to do, returned to fetch his wife, with intent to permanently
reside there.        Fellows want me back, Welden looking up mourn-
fully as he passes my cockloft; Banks  bemoans my sojourn, and
wants me back to start a paper; the Miss Eytinges want me to be
introduced to  em &c.       Parton, Greeley s Auto biographer has
used bits of my last letter in his newly started paper.  Brady,
Hany, Levison, Royal, Swinton &c send reminiscences.
  Alf commences thoughtfully, and sorrowfully,  that he has left
half the hope, and all the freshness of his life, and that the dreary
lot of a bachelor is ahead.   And he ends by saying he s had a
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page nineteen
Description:Describes a letter from Alf Waud, in which he gives news of their friends and acquaintances in New York.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Brady, Matthew; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Eytinge, Clarence; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Guppy; Haney, Jesse; Heylyn, Edward; Heylyn, Liz; Levison, William; Myers; North, William; Parton, James; Royal, Frank; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Stone, B.G.; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven
Description:Includes an account of his family history and descriptions of his visits with family and friends in England, witnessing a procession for Louis Napoleon in London, traveling in Paris with his brothers Charley and Edwin, his friend Harry Price's mental illness, his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ship Washington, the marriage of Fanny Fern and James Parton, meetings of the Ornithoryncus Club in New York, and Alfred Waud's elopement with Mary Brainard.
Subject:Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, England; Paris, France; New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.