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Levison s sister, a common servant like woman who,
it appears, assisted during his sickness and that
of the child sent in a bill to the widow for watching
her brother.          I have had a letter from Great-
batch, principally about their fencing in their farm.
Also one from Alf Waud, after a great gap
of a couple of months or so.  He is very busy and
apparently prosperous.    Talks of Stone coming to Bos-
ton in a new suit,  dove-colored over-coat lined with
pink satin,  to get money ($1500 he says) from his
father for his to be bride s trousseau.        I suppose
Miss Dubois the fair Catskiller.           Will is working
in Boston still and   taking it easy.
  I have a letter from Hannah, describing her sis-
ter s marriage to little Gazey.
  10.  Sunday.  With Cahill and Haney to Bel-
lews.    (He had burnt his hand rather severely
overnight, in experimenting with phosphorus apropos
of a novel suggestion for illuminated advertising.
Bonner of the Ledger came up to see him about
it.    I was there.)        An East River walk sub-
sequently, the three of us.     Drawing the rest of
the day, having to do Bellew s  Picayune  work.
  11.  Monday.  To the Masons , Beekman St,
Express Office,  Radway s etc.    Saw the proesses
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and seventy-eight
Description:Mentions that William Levison's sister sent a bill to Mrs. Levison after his death for helping to care for him.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bonner, Robert; Cahill, Frank; Gazey; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, Ellen; Levison, William; Levison, William, Mrs.; Stone, B.G.; Stone, B.G., Mrs.; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beekman Street
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.