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to bathe at Stroebers.    Returning to New York by 6 1/2 met Da-
moreau, (who had been to see his sister off by the Albany boat for Buf-
falo.)   Haney & Levison departing up-town wards, we fed together,
then I to my room.   Banks up awhile.     Read through Tenny-
son s new book  Maud.             I am lonely just now, and feel
little sympathy or interest with the few I kow.
  25. Saturday.    In the afternoon with Haney, whom I
called for at the Picayune Office, to the Fulton Street room.  The
younger Waud, Sol Eyting and Arnold there, and anon Damo-
reau.   Waud depreciating Tennyson and poetry.      With Haney
at evening, to a relative of Parton s, (I believe, his Aunt.) s resi-
dence. A party of pretty children playing vant-un, and ladies
present. Parton came, and we d a conversational evening, followed
by a Washington Square & Broadway walk; I getting to my
room by 12 1/2.
  26. Sunday. Banks up by 12, and objectionable.  Dined
in company with O Mana.        To visit Welden, whom I found
worse, apprehending inflammation taking place.      To Dob s with intent
to propose a ramble to Damoreau, but finding the smaller Waud
with him, dropped them in Bleeker Street, and called on Haney.
In his or Levison s room s, then an attempt at crossing to
Hoboken, which the rain storm checked.  To the house again, and
there till 7.   then to my room.   Banks up again.
  27.  Monday. Down town twice.  A note from Greatbatch.
Answered it. Drawing.  Read North s insanely egotistic book
 The Slave of the Lamp.     Writing.
28.	Tuesday.  Drawing. Yatman up, appearing in his
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and thirty-nine
Description:Describes his first visit to the Edwards family's home.
Date:1855-08-24
Subject:Arnold, George; Banks, A.F.; Books and reading; Brown, Emma; Edwards, Sarah; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Eytinge, Solomon; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William; Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); North, William; Parton, James; Waud, William; Welden, Charles; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway; Fulton Street; Washington Square
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.