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  I have called on Royal the gold-beater.     He is preposterous,
and his sons sturdy fellows.           Met O Brien up
at Bellew s one morning, and he spoke of there being
a warrant out against him, in consequence of one of a 
party of fellows, with whom he was dining, having emptied
a chamber pot out of window upon some ladies who
were passing in Broadway!                    Hart and
Dillon will probably visit New York next month.
  I have a recent letter from Hannah   God
bless her!   kinder, truer and honester is there
none, even in dear old England.       I ll try to
deserve her and her love.
  Richard Bolton is in Canada by this time.
He started on the 6th of this month, for Mont-
real, per Anglo Saxon steamer.      George and
the Conworths follow in July or August.
  1.  Monday.    Did two drawings for  Nic nax ,
then to  Pic  office with them.   Bellew there.    To
Wells and Webbs for wood.       Uptownwards.  Rain
storm.  Stood up for an hour, met Stone,
dined together at Taylors.         Writing at night.
Haney gone to visit Sol in Brooklyn   stayed all
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and eighty-four
Description:Mentions that Richard Bolton is in Canada, and George Bolton and the Conworths intend to follow him there.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, George; Bolton, Richard; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; O'Brien, Fitz James; Royal, Frank; Stone, B.G.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.