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having obtained my letter, the boys and wagon were not there to re-
cieve me, so I had to walk over.     A neat, white two story buil-
ding has replaced the destroyed one.     The insurance had been neglect-
ed by Mr Alcock and his lawyer, in whose hands the papers had
been placed.  He has rebuilt it, has a heavy law suit on hand
about the sale of his business.   Mary Anne, by her husbands wish, has
written to my father asking for $500.  Had they then been
aware of the death of Mr Greatbatch s mother, that letter would
have been spared.
  12. Sunday.   Only alloyed by mosquito bites and having to
get up by 6.
  13.  Monday.  Return to New York in the afternoon.  Met
Clarence Eytinge.     To Canal Street bootmakers, and Banks, (for
my pictures.)    He looked in my room later.               I met Dana
on Saturday morning last, who spoke highly of Boutcher s letters.
I ve been in the  Times  Office, and had a gossip with Tuttle.
  14. Tuesday.   To the Picayune Office in the afternoon, where
I found Alf Waud and Haney.     Out with the latter, to the Five
Points Mission house &c, then to my room; where swinging in the
Liberian-made hammock, he had the tchibouque and a talk.     In
the evening with him, the Wauds, Sol Eytinge and Damoreau to
the Jersey city bath.   Alf leaving us subsequently, (for Communi-
paw,)  we returned to New York and Haner s, where were Banks
and O Mana, the former of whom cleared out on seeing Haney
and Sol Eytinge, with whom he s a feud.
  15.  Wednesday.  Unwell, both in mind and body.   I ve nought
to do, (Levison s at Newport for a week,)  have a temporary diarrhea,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and thirty-five
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. Greatbatch and his family on Long Island.
Subject:Alcock; Banks, A.F.; Boutcher, William; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dana, Charles A.; Eytinge, Solomon; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Greatbatch, Mrs.; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William; Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street
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.