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  31.  Friday.  To the Picayune Office, the Fulton Street
one, Weldens, the Post Offie &c.    Returning at 4, Fogg cal-
led.   He s about to start for England by a sailing vessel.   Creecy
up; talks of going to New Orleans.
  1. Saturday.  Writing.   Banks rushing up with the infor-
mation that he has a fortnight s holiday, and designs a visit to the
Catskills; we dined together at Grand Street.     I to the Pica-
yune Office in the afternoon.  The day a wet one.
  2  Sunday.  With Banks to Hoboken, and during a rain sho-
wer encountered Mc Lenan in the Atlantic garden, (Banks remain-
ing behind, having at a former period borrowed $1 of him, which
hadn t been repaid.)         I called on Charles subsequently.  He
talked of Powell, and said that if that many-dodged one were to
devote half the ability expended in indirect ways to a strait line of
conduct he might have achieved something.     The Reveille &c became
defunct last autumn.            An Elysian fields walk, the rain having
cleared off.  I dull and headachy, having had scarcely an hours
sleep on the preceeding night,   (lying thinking,) and Banks  talk
bordering on a nuisance.   He is loud, opinionative, self-willed and
coarsely egotistic now, sometimes almost unendurable.         Back
by 4 & I to my room and an hours sleep, then to the Rainbow
and spent the evening with Welden.     Returning I had partially
undressed when W Waud, Damoreau and Sol Eyting called in.
  3.  Monday.     Alf up.   Talk of his affair, and plans. He
tells me Levison entertaining the notion that my  abolition  cuts of
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and forty-one
Description:Mentions a visit to Hoboken with Banks.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Charles; Creecey; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Eytinge, Solomon; Fogg; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Levison, William; McLenan, John; Powell, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Fulton Street; Grand 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.