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at night or rather morning.
  9.  Sunday.  A swift, cold, early walk. Win-
ter back again.    Looked in at Montgomery s, out
with him, then called on Banks, and presently
together to the Ornithorincus, where, in the upper
room, we found Wood.     (Banks talked to me
much against Montgomery, suspecting  a man who went
under three names   &c &c.  )                  To dinner
and some writing.        Poundon looked in, as wont, at
night, and made me confidante of all his affairs.
  10.  Monday.  Writing, & made a drawing for
Levison, taking it down town.     Little relapse out
of health.  In doors the rest of the day, and in
the evening. with Sol & Haney, in at Levison s
room, drinking.     Haney & Levison are partners
in a new enterprise on the  Yankee Notions  plan.
I m to draw for it   for which I care little.  Have
done 10 Boarding house Chapters.
  11. Tuesday.    A lengthy letter from Alf.  Pur-
suers at fault, at present.    Damoreau s wife has
a baby   a boy.       Down town.  Saw Clarence Ey-
tinge, and heard of his voyage .   The roughest of
possible weather, all but shipwreck, vessel drove to
Madeira, and there condemned.    He and his brother
went to Southampton, then London, where they put up
at the London Coffee house, and Clare had a week s
sightseeing.     He called at the Waud s under the im-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page two hundred and fourteen
Description:Describes a talk with Clarence Eytinge about his recent trip to Europe.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Eytinge, Clarence; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William; Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); Ornithorhynchus Club; Pounden, Frank; Travel; Waud, Alfred; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.