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express approval of my work   confiding in the know-
ledge that my interest will stimulate me sufficiently.
  Stayed Tuesday night at Pounden s, having called
there, after leaving copy at Parton s.      I like Poun-
den   he shows to great advantage in his married
state.       Took copy to Mrs Andreotti, Wednesday
night.      Parlor full of girls and Cubans, all sin-
ging tumultuously at piano   Andreotti in the midst.
Dick Bolton is in Brooklyn, and has been calling
on me, twice, thrice during my absence.    Swinton
visited me; paid him for wood cuts.         Met Forbes
in at Paterson s Office   (the smaller ex-European
one.)    He abused Russell and spake of his daughters
returning to Europe.         Mrs Jewell has called.
She and her daughter are living in Wooster Street,
the latter sick.           Lastly, on Friday night,
Hart and Dillon Mapother called, having that day
arrived from the west.
  27.  Saturday.   Mostly in company with Hart
and Dillon, with occasional rushes into the R. R. R
office for money   which I got towards the afternoon.
(This completes the $70 for Autobiography of Stomach.)
Had a bathe with Dillon and Hart, at the Bat-
  28. Sunday.   With D and H to Jersey, where
we had appointed to go for a day s sail with Miller
the Lithographer, in his boat.  But Miller had put
off, whereat Dillon grumbled.       All to Staten
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and ninety-six
Description:Describes a visit from Hart and Dillon Mapother.
Subject:Andreotti; Bolton, Richard; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Forbes, Hugh; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Mapother, Dillon; Miller; Parton, James; Paterson, Thomas; Pounden, Frank; Russell (proprietor); Swinton, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Wooster 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.