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on return, pretty successfully.
  22.  Tuesday.   Tried to draw without a walk, got
nervous and made a failure.  Down town with yesterday s
drawing to Strongs.   Back to dinner.  Writing, hard.
Boarding House Physiology.
  23.  Wednesday.  To Young Sam Office.  Powell,
Abbott and Rosenburg there.  Out with them.  Called in
at Florence s and saw Scoville.  Was introduced to his
wife, a tall, dark haired young woman, (and child.) He
talking of paper projects for an hour or more.  Back
and to writing.  Have done five Chapters of Boarding-
House Physiology.
  24. Thursday. Down town for a walk to Fowler
and Wells, back to writing and so on till late at night.
Had a letter from Heylyn. (Doing nothing.)
  25.  Friday.  Down town.   Fowler &c,  Young Sam s 
Post Office, Strongs and Greatbatchs papers &c.   Return
to writing.   Evening to hear Chapin s lecture on  Practical
Life  at his Church, with Levison.              I find I ve
only put down the dirty side of the man s nature, after
all.    He has been doing a good action.    There s one,
Douglas Jerreld, son to the writer in  Punch , who
has been of late in New York, having come hither from
Canada, where he had a comissirat office, which he threw
up, anticipating he might be sent to the Crimea.  I 
suppose he expected to get a living by literature, partly
on the reputation of  the governer s  reputation.   Levison
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and ninety-eight
Description:Regarding Douglas Jerrold, son of Blanchard Jerrold, who has moved to New York from Canada.
Date:1856-01-21
Subject:Abbott; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Jerrold, Blanchard; Jerrold, Douglas; Levison, William; Powell, Thomas; Rosenberg; Schaub, Carolina Uniana (Scoville); Scoville, Joe; Strong, Thomas; Writing
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.