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where Stone s introduced which he promised to reprint.
Took a ramble along the piny-wooded shore northwards
  oh! the rare odor of those fragrant pines that morning!
  and a swim in the Hudson.          Back to the town
of that name by the  Armenia ,   to Mrs Brooks  again.
Dined.        Parted with Foster and wife, they going back
to Athens.    An evening ramble with the girls to the
Cemetery, then, at the back of it to the top of a high
hill and down it on the townside, through the knee
high grass, flowers and clover.    It was hard work
for the girls and Nina, especially, had to told on considera-
bly.   Finally I had to get  em over a fence, they jumping
into my arms.      Back to the house, ice-creams and
talk.
  11.  Saturday.  A goodbye and a rapid run to the river
side   as the coach didn t stop though ordered   then aboard
the Armenia.      A lovely day, the river in all its beauty.
New York by 3 1/2, at the pier where I had parted
from Dillon and Hart (who came through the rain to
bid me good bye) a week ago.    To Bleecker Street.
Everybody as wont.     Mrs Gouverneur at tea, looking,
I thought, rather haggard.                  Alf has returned
to Boston.    He saw Hart and Dillon, was  around 
generally, went over to visit Sol s menage and to Swinton s
at Staten Island.
  12. Sunday.   At Partons during the greater part of
the day and called on Thompson in the evening.    Met
Welden who began to talk about the success of my book,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page two hundred and five
Description:Describes his return to New York from Hudson.
Date:1857-07-10
Subject:Brooks, Mrs.; Brooks, Nina; Eytinge, Solomon; Foster; Foster, Tilly; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Jacot, Isabel; Mapother, Dillon; Parton, James; Stone, B.G.; Swinton, Alfred; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Travel; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [Hudson, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

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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.