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istered periodically.      Down town calls.    Back.
Drawing in the afternoon.       To Jewell s and
the Edwardses at night.
  19.  Wednesday.   Down town to Times and
Tribune Offices &c.     Evening to Bellew s.
  20.  Thursday.   Being  Thanksgiving  day.  Abroad
in Washington Square.     The day an indescribably
lovely one, the air so deliciously cool and fresh on
your cheek that it seemed instinct with health and
kindness; the bubbling of the fountain, clear blue
sky seen through the bare branches of the trees, all
combining to make one in love with life.          After
dinner, to Parton s, having received an invitation per
Levison.      Stayed till past 10.
  21.  Friday.  Drawing &c.  Down town in the morning.
  22.  Saturday.  Down town calls.     Met Colonel
Forbes, who in conjunction with another, has just started
a weekly paper  The European.         Returned up town
with Arnold, having called on him at the  Mercury 
office.          Called at Mrs Jewell s this morning.
Alf Waud has written to the, of his having re-
ceived a letter from old Jewell touching Falk.
The latter in his letter to the former did mention
the visit of Selina and her mother to the Catskills.  Hence
old Jewell must know of their cognizance of Alf &c.
  Drawing.      Visited Edwards at night.
  23.  Sunday.    In doors till night.
  24.  Monday.  Down town to Wells & Webb s,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and five
Description:Regarding a letter Falk sent to Jewell about Alf Waud.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Falk; Forbes, Hugh; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Levison, William; Parton, James; Waud, Alfred
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.