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at Bank s returning, & supped with him & O Mana, staying
there till 9, then to room & writing till 1 1/2.        Welden was
up yesterday, poking me up, encouragingly anent  Frank Holderness. 
  {10.  Wednesday.       Forenoons, writing, then to the Mercantile Li-
  11. Thursday.}       brary each day.   Parton there once.    Mr Great-
batch called.   A note from Halsted, Canada.     Lonely, anxious,
and overworking myself.
  12.  Friday.  Writing.  A wretchedly wet day.  Commenced
fires, by  going halves  in coals with Wurzbach, buying scuttle &c
  13. Saturday.   Alf up at noon for brief space.   I down town,
to Post Office, Picayune do, dinner, then to the Mercantile.   Saw
Parton momentarily.   Returning down the chilly Broadway at
night met the younger Waud.   He looked small, and chilly.
Found Alf at my door.    He came in, sat an hour or more by
the fire, talking of his  wife  and prospects.   Welden up for
a book.    Both gone, I wrote on till midnight.
  14. Sunday.   A row, gusty, dank, chilly, and occa-
sionally rainy day.  Head achy and rheumatic.   Did chores
till 12, dined at Sweeneys then to Parton s, with a dull
headache, and weary brain.   Worked awhile.  Haney came,
Parton left.   Wrote till dusk, then with Haney to the Bleeck-
er Street boarding house.   There were, in the basement, Sol Ey-
tinge, the smaller Waud and Wood.   Left at 6 1/2, called
in for half an hour at Whitelaw s, walked through the rain
and hail to Goslings, took tea, and then to my room, where 
I now write   lonely and sad at heart.    When shall I have
a home?                                           I find by some chance
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and fifty-five
Description:Mentions several visits to and from friends.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Eytinge, Solomon; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halsted; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); Parton, James; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Welden, Charles; Whitelaw, Matthew; Wood, John A.; Wurzbach
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway
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.