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he had washed &c went round to Mrs Jewell s.
Only Miss Selina there.       To Honeys tavern for
Alf to get breakfast.      He looks very hearty, and
had come on to make sketches for Ballou, as well as
the Catskill project.         To Frankfort Street, where
we met Leslie and Hitchcock, the latter just returned
from Central America, (where his comrade Baker died.)
All took a drink.              Alf and I to the Picayune
Office, saw Levison.          Found Bellew and Haney
dining in a restaurant opposite.    Anon they left and
Sol Eytinge came up.      He talked with Alf awhile
and then had a row with me, using any amount of foul
language.   I told him he was an ass and a liar, and
anticipated a fight, but the matter ended with talk.
Meantime Banks came up, and began to talk with
me, and little Perkins, the lithographer.      Banks
hopeless about  his book .   Says he shall send it to some
English publisher   give it away.            An hour or so s de-
lay and we parted at the Astor, Alf going over to 
Communipaw to sketch, Banks accompanying him, and
I up town per omnibus.        Drawing in the afternoon.
Hayes came, intending to report for Boston, at once,
but hearing of Alf deferred  doing it.   To
Mrs Jewell s in the evening, where I found Alf.
All together, Mrs J, her daughter and us in the
basement.        Selma s lover Johnstone coming, she left
us for him.            I left shortly after, Alf remaining
there for the night.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page eighty-two
Description:Mentions an argument with Sol Eytinge and talking with Banks about his book.
Date:1856-10-03
Subject:Ballou, Maturin Murray; Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (engraver); Hitchcock; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Johnstone (acquaintance); Leslie, Frank; Levison, William; Perkins; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Frankfort Street
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.