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  18.  Wednesday.    To Bellews.    Returned.
Drawing all the dull, dreary, windy day.
  19.  Thursday.        A letter from George Clarke.
To Bellew s twice.
   20.  Friday.     Met young Jerrold at Bellew s
this evening.   A goodish looking furtive, secretive
sort of fellow, just returned from Nicaragua
and Walkerism.   I don t think there s anything
in him.       Bellew justifies his (Jerrold s) running
away from his wife, saying she used to lick him.
  21.  Saturday.   Sent off cuts to Andrew.  Down
town considerably.   Hard up for money.
  22. Sunday.  To Parton s, Haney joining
me after dinner.   All out for a long walk in
the afternoon,  Fanny  only about.     Called
unsuccessfully at Pounden s in the evening.
  {23.  Monday.       Drawing and overhauling
  24.  Tuesday.}       P. N. Y. B. H.     Mrs Levison
came to the house.       Looks  very well ,  talks
 quite lovely  and appears generally taking stock
of her condition and content with it.          Poor old
  25.  Wednesday.      Met Richardson, the York-
shireman, fellow-boarder at Holts in 1850.   He
lives in Philadelphia and spake of Hart coming
on here in May.           Met little Mason, also, (hus-
band of Jane Gibson.)     Out of employ, talked of
writing for the newspapers(!)and going to England.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and sixty-nine
Description:Mentions meeting Richardson and Mason, and Mrs. Levison's condition after the death of her husband.
Subject:Andrew; Bellew, Frank; Clarke, George; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Jerrold; Jerrold, Mrs.; Levison, William; Levison, William, Mrs.; Mason; Parton, James; Pounden, Frank; Richardson
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.