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company with Ned in the afternoon, there tea-ing, and subsequently
seeing Ned into cab, he being off for Hampshire again.  I continued
at Sam s for the remainder of the evening.              He went to Lewes
on Good Friday, and saw Tanner, who s revolt against paternal
despotism has been highly successful.     His father at first received him
sullenly, then worked himself into a fury, his son intimated his grievances
and resolve that they should end.  Next day he packed up.  Irate gover-
nor having considered that he couldn t carry on business without Tanner came
to terms, agreed to double his sons pay, and shorten each days labour
for two hours.   Well done Tanner!              /          Had a letter from
Alf Waud to day.       Banks is in a Mercantile Insurance Office, and
addicting himself to beer and tobacco;  Swinton about to turn farmer;
Damoreau s wife has sent him to New York, to work for Leslie, she
remaining at Rhinebeck.  The Irishman they employed robbed  em, and
was imprisoned, and a compatriot of his entering the house when  Ma-
dame  was alone, intimated his intention of avenging the injury, whereupon
she, producing a gun, leveled and cocked it, and paddy ran off. B
 Chawles , writes Alf  used the incident with his usual policy, telling
a lie on the strength of it,   that it caused his wife a miscarriage,
I being morally certain that there was no occasion for one.   He grows
smaller every day, and boards at Dob s.     Alf s cut Yatman,
and Banks cut Haney (or rather vice versa.)     A proposal of N Orr s to get up a
Catskill Guide book.        /
  10.  Tuesday.  To Wilkin s, at Kennington, and with him
to the residence of his father and mother, Chapham.   His wife was there.
The old couple were very kindly folk.   I used to visit them in my
school days, under the shadow of the big reservoir in the New Road.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page forty-nine
Description:Describes a letter received from Alf Waud in New York.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Crime; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dobson, Mrs.; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Irish; Leslie, Frank; Orr, Nick; Swinton, Alfred; Tanner; Tanner, Stephen; Waud, Alfred; Yatman; Wilkins; Wilkins (England); Wilkins, Mrs.; Wilkins, Mrs. (England)
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]
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.