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Poor creature.   What a life!  what a conclusion!
  Her late paramour Sol Eytinge seems not much
troubled by it.     He consorts with Cahill, appears
but little at table and talks of giving up his
basement quarters, but hasn t energy enough to mention
his desire to Mrs Potter.           I think I might live
two centuries in the same house with him without
any desire to renew our acquaintance.
  I hear nothing from Alf Waud, in spite of
my urgent entreaty for necessary information about
my drawings.        He ll write   when he wants something
  Rawson Gill has returned from Nicaragua.
Country unsettled in consequence of Walkerizations  
and his mother didn t sent him any money.      She was
 going to , though.
  Pounden is a father.  Leapt out of a big Broadway
sleigh to tell me so, and dined with me subsequently.
  Wrote to mine own dear Hannah on the day
and next one to that on which I got her letter.
   Called on Bellew twice.             Not very well
of late, and wearyish.         Saw the Jewell s this
morning, being summoned by window tapping as I
passed.                      Met Swinton some three days
back.     He has a farm in the interior of Staten
Island now, does some wood-pecking but more
agriculturalizing.            Wrote to Andrew asking
for information about cuts.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and forty-three
Description:Mentions Sol Eytinge's desire to leave the boarding house and Rawson Gill's return from Nicaragua.
Subject:Andrew; Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Hannah; Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Potter, Mrs.; Pounden, Frank; Swinton, Alfred; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.