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to have eschewed sack, and to live cleanly.     Strong is out o town,
on the Cape Breton ocean-telegraph-laying excursion.    I have
written, and received a letter from Heylyn, at Rochester, he
inclosing his card as Architect &c.          Damoreau has called.
He is in treaty with an engraver about going to Cincinnatti; his
wife staying at Rhinebeck.
  9. Thursday.  Letter to Boutcher, to Mr Greatbatch &c.
To Post Office, Wall Street, Picayune Office (where were Levison &
Haney,) and to the Fulton stret room.   With the Wauds &
Sol Eytinge to Hoboken subsequently.   A clear summer s night with
innumerable stars above, Will Waud doing the snob-mephistopheles
at them and creation generally, his brother and I rebuking him.
Sol Eytinge, a quaint, dissipated, good looking fellow (of whom
I ll put down more hereafter,) said but little, only at the
close  Things don t go right some how! 
  10.  Friday.  Yatman up.  He had two letters from Dillon
for me, said nothing about the  Phatman  expos , told of his
winter s doings, his soirees, classes &c, of his spending and owing,
much money, and of his  editing  a little Philadelphia insurance
paper.         To Banks  at even, O  Mana being there.     Met
Levison subsequently, and alone to Canal Street, there to call
on Damoreau and his wife, (she being in the city for a day s
visit.)     Our talk ran on Charley s Bond Street relatives, and
on Miss Brown, I, and Charley championing his sister,  
(sans result of course.)
  11. Saturday.  Swinton in.    To Long Island, and
Hempstead, as I had written to Mr Greatbatch s, but he not
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and thirty-four
Description:Describes a visit to Charles Damoreau and his wife.
Date:1855-08-08
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Boutcher, William; Brown, Emma; Brown, William; Brown, William, Mrs.; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Eytinge, Solomon; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Heylyn, Edward; Levison, William; Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); Mapother, Dillon; Picton, Thomas; Smith, Dan; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Fulton Street; Wall Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.