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by the way   he going to Philadelphia.     To bank
for Radway s $20, then to the R. R. R. Office.
Told him I wanted the remaining $50.  Promised that
I should have it by Monday.        To Picayune Office.
Doesticks there.   With him and Haney to M ller s
studio about medallion portrait of Thomson.   Rhine
wine and M ller s works.     The three of us to dinner
at Bleecker St.     Bellew came in the evening.    All having
pipes in Haney s room.     Writing subsequently.
  6.  Saturday.   Down town to Radway s, Pica-
yune Office &c, and in the afternoon.   Got another
  7.  Sunday.  Rainy all the morning and damp
throughout the day.   Thompson came.    With him and Ha-
ney to Brooklyn, and with the latter to Parton s. /
Gaylor breaking his appointment with Mrs Levison on Sat-
urday, she has, definitely, sold the paper to Wilbur
and Thompson, the latt former finding the money  
$3000, half to be paid down, the rest secured on mort-
  8.  Monday.   To Bellews, and down town in the
afternoon, with article for Radwy.    Wet weather.
  {9.  Tuesday.       Miserably wet weather.  Down
  10.  Wednesday.}       town and writing.    To Hannah;
and Dillon Mapother.   Got a letter from Alf
  {11  Thursday to       Writing, on stories and made
  13.  Saturday}       one drawing.       Hither and thither,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and eighty-seven
Description:Mentions that Mrs. Levison has sold the ''New York Picayune'' to Mort Thomson and Wilbur.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Hannah; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William, Mrs.; Mapother, Dillon; Muller; New York picayune.; Parton, James; Publishers and publishing; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Waud, Alfred; Wilbur
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker 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.