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  10. Monday.  Down town only at noon, when to Fulton
Market for dinner, looking in at the office of the triumvirate
subsequently.  Writing, and preparing matters appertaining all
day, close at it.
  11.  Tuesday.   Writing.   Met Sol and Alf Waud at the
Rainbow, where I dined.   They off to Hoboken, Waud being
desirous of finding lodgings for his  sister:   I along the North
River side to call on Creecy, but he was not at his Office.
At 5 with, Sol, Alf and Haney to Gonpils in Broadway, there
to see Ary Scheffers picture of Dante and Beatrice.          Met,
after supping, in Chamber Street J B Holmes.   He, speaking
of the murder he committed, said twas  only a d__d b__y police-
man!  and wanted me to drink with him.           So much for
a scoundrel s penitence, and New York justice.
  12. Wednesday.  Up town to dine at Grand Street, calling
on Banks subsequently.  With him to Weed s.         To room.
Parton called with intent to introduce me to Fowler & Wells, but
they were not within.   Down town after supping, and meeting Alf
on returning at my office door, with him up-town, I going to Niblo s.
A concert there, Parton, (who had given me ticket,) meeting me.
 Lager , and a cigar subsequently.
  13. Thursday.   A letter from my mother.  Banks up
and in the evening Alf Waud and Sol.
  14.  Friday.  Writing & thereanent.  Parton called in
the afternoon.
  15. Saturday.  Writing.  Down town at noon tide,
saw Haney & the fellows.   Parton introduced me to Wells
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and forty-six
Description:Mentions going to a concert with James Parton.
Date:1855-09-10
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Creecey; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Holmes, John B.; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Murder; Parton, James; Police; Waud, Alfred; Weed; Wells (acquaintance)
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Chamber Street; Fulton Market; Grand 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.