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			March.
  1 Saturday.  Speeding down town about divers
matters met  Fanny Fern , who stopped and talked
awhile with me.   She paints.    To Post Office, Picayune,
tailors & hatter s &c, (Levison having proposed to
me to take certain clothing for drawings to be done.)  Met
little Hilliard in the hat-shop.     Return through a
snow sprinkling, to writing the rest of the day.    Haney
and Sol out for a bit at the Ornithorincus and report it
to be dreary   (settling up for room.)
  2  Sunday.   In doors til evening, mud, slush,
drizzle and thaw out o doors, I head-achy, but wri-
ting within.     Bellew up in the morning.      Poundon
and Rawson Gill in the afternoon.   Levison up, too, 
occasionally.      Turned out at night and called at
the Waverly and saw Parton.   Talk of our Book
for half an hour, then left.   A brisk walk through
the cold, windy night up to Union Square, and down
to the St Nicholas.
  3.  Monday.  Made little drawing on wood for Pica-
yune, took it down, calling in at Fowler and Wells &c
by the way.   Returning to the defunct Young Sam of-
fice, saw Porter and Abbot.  Both refused payment of
the accepted draft, drawn by the latter accepted by the former.
To room, and writing till 12  .     Blazing away.
Did a whole chapter.       A letter from Mr Greatbatch.
4.	Tuesday.   To the Jefferson Market Court, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page two hundred and eleven
Description:Mentions meeting Fanny Fern on the street and talking with her.
Date:1856-03-01
Subject:Abbott; Bellew, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Fern, Fanny; Gill, Rawson; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Levison, William; Ornithorhynchus Club; Parton, James; Porter; Pounden, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Union Square
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.