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Dentists in the Evening, at the N. Y. University
Chapel, to report the same for the  Times.  To
the office with it, afterwards.
			August.
  1.  Friday.  Letter from Waud to Mrs Jewell.
Took it to her.     Down town.   To Partons in
the afternoon.    He not present till 9 or so.  A
pleasantish time, sitting at the threshold with the
family.      The girls, Grace (Fanny s daughter)
and Louisa Jacobs form an exquisite contrast.
Grace with her fair, bright, light brown hair in long
curls, innocent and pleasant maiden face, heighth
and pink summer dress; and the other with her
lustrous silky black hair worn Madonna wise,
warm complexion and white dress presented quite
a picture.          We talked and played guessing proverbs.
  2. Saturday.   Down town.  Times, Picayune
Post Office &c &c.    Jewells in the evening.  Writing
during the day.
  3.  Sunday.   With Haney to Partons
in the afternoon.    Much as on Friday.    Haney
left at 8, I at 10.
  4.  Monday.  Writing, and down town in
the afternoon.
  5.   Tuesday.   In doors all day.   Continuous
but desirable rain.      W W up in my room
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page thirty-three
Description:Contrasts Louisa Jacobs and Grace Eldredge.
Date:1856-07-31
Subject:Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jacobs, Louisa; Jewell, Mrs.; Journalism; New York times.; Parton, James; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.