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got $50 from him, and yet refuses to come.      Alf says also
that  a doctor supposes Mary in the family way.           A word
or two of Brightly, who is in Boston, and generally repudiated.
    /     Saw Sol, W. W. and Haney down-town.    By 6
to Grand Street, supping with Banks, he subsequently aiding
me in an English-Spanish dialogue for my story.  He appear-
ed friendly, and to greater advantage than wont, I thought.  This
till 10, then he leaving me at Reade St.                          I don t sleep
over well o nights, now; lie listening to the clocks, and think-
ing of much.   What a kind earnest face, was that of yours
Hannah Bennett, and how will I remember its look   
Ah, my God,   nearly 30, and hoping, only hoping yet    !
But I will win her !
  15.  Thursday.   A kindly letter from Dillon Mapother,
the which I deserve not, as his last is yet unanswered.     Hart
still an  uncompromising old Bachelor,  spite of rumor to the
contrary.   Sic transit amor hominum.     Yatman vegetating at
Harrisburgh Pa, wherefrom he writes  a letter speaking in glowing
terms of a beautiful girl with whom he has been out riding. 
Upon which Dillon apotrophiseth  poor Mollie Mc Mullen! 
Down town at dinner. Looked in at Leslie s two places, but
found him not within.      A sunny, mild day, Glancing at a
Nassau Street print shop window I saw a ^|picture| gave me a sensation
like to a sharp physical pain at the heart.     It was the
London News cut of the funeral of Wellington.    It hung
over the wasling stand in my bed-room at Chacombe, and
every morning I contemplated it.             Writing on, with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and seventy
Description:Describes a letter received from Dillon Mapother.
Date:1855-11-14
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bennett, Hannah; Brightly; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Leslie, Frank; Mapother, Dillon; McMullen, Mollie; Pregnancy; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Women; Writing; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Grand Street; Nassau Street; Reade 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.