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as deserving the fate of Hamom.       Two other
an English (ex-Cincinnati-an) architect called
Hamilton.     Rather a supple-souled mortal
I fancy.                     At work writing, in my
room at night.
  3.  Tuesday.   Bellew s as heretofore.
A package of 40 cuts from Andrew, with proofs.
(They had better remained in Boston till the
completion of the rest.)            A letter from
Boutcher.         He has had an interview with
Barnum touching his Ninevah-panorama
project, and obtained similar advice to mine.
  Much about his family affairs.  All in
a muddle.      The  old lady  selling her business
at a loss of   800, despite her son s advice,
one of Boutcher s sister s insisting on marrying
 a beast    knowing him to be so   Jack
squandering his mother s money as usual   
and Boutcher comparatively aloof from home.
He talks project   ire and his presentments
that he ll get married during this year.
  4.  Wednesday.  Bellew s. (Work on wood
for Nick-nax.)
  {5.  Thursday       Each day drawing at Bellew s;
  6.  Friday.       on the two latter staying
  7.  Saturday.       the whole day, returning to a
late) and high-dried, dinner at 7.        Much of the
time Bellew works beside me, sometimes, however,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and sixty-five
Description:Describes a letter from William Boutcher.
Subject:Andrew; Bellew, Frank; Boutcher, Jack; Boutcher, William; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Stone, Mrs. (Boutcher) (Boutcher)
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.