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throat   but  I see Land  and shall get better.      Returning
sat till 12, while Haney was writing up Picayune notices,
and then to bed.
  20.  Thursday.  Wurzbach s sister sitting in his office.
An amiable faced girl, in black.       Wrote to Mr Greatbatch
in reply to a note received from him.      He and family are, at
present at Philadelphia, where they invite me to join them.   The
boisterous Banks and O Mana up awhile, and presently
Paterfamilious Edwards, who having an idle day, proposed a long
walk.   Promised to join him anon, then down town, to Post Office
&c.   Met Kelly.   Returned by omnibus up town, to Edwards 
and with him and his son for a walk up one of the Avenues,
returning by car.
  21.  Friday.   At my office, packing up and doing things
preparatory to moving, the room ice cold.   Powell & Abbott up.
A row with the former.          Sol & W. W. in Wurzback s
room.    Dined together at Homers.        Moved things with car
and carman up town.  Bitter cold weather.    Evening writing.
A letter from Boutcher.
  22. Saturday.   Down town, to my old room and else-
where, returning to dinner.     Letter writing the rest of the
day, to my mother.
  23. Sunday.  Hobokenizing with Sol and W Waud all
the morning.   Letter writing, getting the arrears of correspondence
lessened.   To Greatbatch, and Barth.
  24.  Monday.  Down town; letters and in the evening, the
Opera; present while Sol and Waud played billiards afterwards.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and eighty-six
Description:Mentions moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street from his room on Broadway.
Date:1855-12-19
Subject:Abbott; Banks, A.F.; Barth, William; Boutcher, William; Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr.; Eytinge, Solomon; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kelly; Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); Powell, Thomas; Waud, William; Wurzbach; Wurzbach, Miss
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.