all sorts of little domestic details, (and inventing some) about
15. Friday. Writing, and very lonely. Feeling a
sort of intimation of a return of old horrors, I rushed out
and took a walk to the Battery. It was a wintry scene.
Boys skating, sledding, or sliding, ice and snow. I think
it did me good, my troubled, agitated mind grew calmer,
and the cold, clear air didn t seem unkindly. Called
at Brown s the lithographers, and walked up town tiwht
Haney. My thirtieth Birthday.
16. Saturday. In doors. Abbott up. Came to
conclusions with him, by intimating I should detain two
blocks, photograph s and a money order (for what he owed
me) till he cashed up. Down town in the afternoon,
and with Haney, Sol & Brown to see the Winter s Tale
at Burtons. Very wretchedly played. To the Ornitho-
rincus subsequently. Ill.
17. A Sunday. A walk up the Fifth Avenue.
Getting better during the rest of the day. To Chapin s
in the evening, and subsequently to the Edwards .
18. Monday. A walk. Writing, or trying to all the
rest of the day. A letter from Barth. I have had
one from Alf on Saturday with much matter in it. He
is pursued again. His wife s father, mother &c in
Boston, on their track. Chance aids him wondrously. A
mysterious man presumed to be an officer comes and puts
up, or rather is desirous of doing so at Alf s boarding-
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page two hundred and four|
|Description:||Describes how he spent his thirtieth birthday.|
|Subject:||Abbott; Barth, William; Birthdays; Brown (lithographer); Detectives; Eytinge, Solomon; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Parton, James; Waud, Alfred|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||Fifth Avenue|
|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.|