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mug of Lager beer parted.
  20.  Thursday.  A cold sunny morning, and a letter
from Hannah.   Writing all day till evening.  To the Fulton
Street office awhile.   Finished Parisian letters.     Welden called,
with the intelligence that Stringer & Townsend had intimated their
willingness to publish my book, when completed, bidding him  use his
influence  to have it brought to them.  He tells me to go ahead with
it, read one Chapter & approved.     Parton called.
  21.  Friday.  Writing to my mother.
  22.  Saturady.  Writing.
  23.  Sunday. Up town to Partons.  Read French M.S.
Dined with him, then selecting, scissoring &c for our book of the Comic
poets till 4.   Haney up.  Parton off to his relatives, where after
supping at the Delancy house, Haney and I joined him.  Many
visitors there, some twenty I should think,  Parton s mother and fat-
her in law among them.   Thus till 10, then a walk round Wash-
ington square, and parting.
  24. Monday.  Writing to Hannah.  Down town, calling
at Avery s, from whom I had recieved a note, to Fulton Market,
Post Office and the Waud & Eytinge Office.     The triumvirate
were loafing in Brown the Lithographer s adjacent room, he swing-
ing in hammock, Alf turning over lithographs, Will  reducing  a picture
by squares, and Sol with unkempt hair and desultory appearance.
The smaller Waud too has demided himself of his hyperionic whiskers,
retaining only moustache and tuft, and now looks like a dapper French-
man.          Writing all the evening.
  25. Tuesday.  Banks, Haney, & Welden up successively,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and fifty
Description:Mentions hearing from Welden that Stringer and Townsend is interesting in publishing his book when it is written.
Date:1855-09-19
Subject:Avery; Banks, A.F.; Bennett, Hannah; Brown (lithographer); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Parton, Mrs.; Publishers and publishing; Stringer and Townsend (New York, N.Y.); Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton Market; 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.