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to the skies, and half insulted me for a little truth about
the latter.     O Brien cut Banks when he was poor.
  11.  Friday.   In doors all day. Ill; sore throat; nervous
again to a degree.   Very cold, the basement dark, and drawing
a misery.
  12. Saturday.  Down town twice, to do a multiplicity
of things, Tribune & Working Farmer Offices &c for Great-
batch, Post Office, Leslie s,  Young Sam , St Nicholas,
(where I saw Parker French, the one-armed Nicaragua en-
voy,) and Wurzbach s.   From him I had two letters, 
one from George Clarke, the other from Hannah.   Now
God in Heaven bless her!
  13.  Sunday.  Bellew up in my room for an hour
or so, and the rest of the morning 
down stairs.   He dined with us.           I m inclined to like
him, the more so on account of old prejudices.      In doors
all day .  Called at Edwards  in the evening whither I
found Sol & Haney had preceded me.   From there,
alone, to a newly opened Spring Street tavern, as promised
to Bellew.   Tis kept by a jolly looking German woman,
of whom he narrates anecdotes of her charity to poor fellows
in times past.   She helped Banks in his sickness. He, 
Bellew, Montgomery and others were there.  Stayed till 12.
     From the 14th Monday to the 19th Saturday.    I
have been subject to the horrible depression again, in conse-
quence I suppose of over-much staying in doors, and have
consequently had to resume long morning walks.   Haney
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and ninety-six
Description:Mentions that his liking for Frank Bellew has grown.
Date:1856-01-10
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Hannah; Clarke, George; Edwards, George; Eytinge, Solomon; French, Parker; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); O'Brien, Fitz James; Wurzbach
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Spring 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.