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per post, with proofs and the Appletonian bill to
collect.     Down town through the fast-falling snow,
(meeting Halsey one of my  Washington  ship-mates by
the way,)   dropped in at Appleton s and had a 
little cool conversational sparring with certain mem-
bers of that enterprising firm of high-minded sneaks,
then down town and telegraphed three curt sentences to
Andrew, as to how to get his money   the debtor being
that day only in Boston.      To Office.          Down
town again in the afternoon for $.        Snow everywhere.
Met Holbrook (of the defunct  Traveller .)    He recogni-
zed and accosted me, spoke of his intention of
going West in spring, and said he had received
a newspaper from Australia with an advertisment
of Lockington s in it.  (The little scamp had sent it.)
  4.  Sunday.  Banks came up to my room.
He was rather conciliatory and less impudent than
is his amiable wont   he only talked a great deal,
wanted, first, to carry away a book, then asked
for liquor, and finally was content with a mouthful
of tobacco.    He depreciated his book, praised Arnold
as the greatest of writers, and puffed his own powers
of business, and then   left.             Kelly called in
the afternoon, and accompanied me part of the way
to Bellew s, where I stayed till 10, he working
all the time.
  5.  Monday.   Office.     Out, at night to boot-
makers.   Writing to my mother.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and thirty-four
Description:Mentions visiting the Appleton's in order to request payment for Andrew.
Date:1857-01-03
Subject:Andrew; Arnold, George; Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halsey, Charles; Holbrook; Kelly; Lockington
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.