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  19.  Saturday.   Down town.  Bonars, the Pica-
yune Office; with lithographs to Ross and Tousey,
to Post Office &c.       Met Brightly momentarily.
He is in Leslie s employ, and looks evil, as usual.
To Edwards in the evening.    Called at Mrs Jewells.
  20. Sunday.  Alton Locke  in Washington Square
Evening at Chapins.    Alone.
  {21  Monday to       Nervous attack again, which
  25.  Friday}       I had, too soon, fancied broken
up.   Mitigated however, though two or three days
were sufficiently wretched; the affliction being heigh-
tened by my lack of employment.   Trying
writing, mostly, and hard at it.         Ross &
Tousey have had their 500 lithographs.    A letter
from Alf Waud.   A watch kept on him and
his companion pursued, on a brief visit to Boston,
but, with baby & servant managed to retreat
un-tracked.              I called at Mrs Jewells one
evening during the week.        Yewell and How-
land have sailed for Liverpool, designing a
tramp through England, on their way to France.
Arnold & his uncle engaged in producing a
miserable little  Hail Columbia,  of Punch size
and championing Freemont.   I have applied
to the Times and Tribune authorities to get
admitted on the staff of reporters.  Got a very
friendly reception from Tuthill of the Times, who
gave me a job for the evening, and promised
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page thirty
Description:Mentions the departure of Yewell and Howland for Europe, and getting an assignment for the ''New York Times.''
Subject:Arnold, George; Brightly; Edwards, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Howland, Frank; Jewell, Mrs.; Leslie, Frank; Journalism; New York times.; Publishers and publishing; Ross and Tousey's (New York, N.Y.); Tuthill; Waud, Alfred; Yewell, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Washington Square
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
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.