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in Boston, of course the  Allie  business was talked over
with Will Waud.      He, Will, told me, in confidence,
that he had once picked up a letter from Allie to Haney,
in which she apostrophized him as  her little brown
beauty  and invited him to  come to her arms , stating
the time when Covill would be out of the way!      Met
Royal and Fay at different times.         Swinton called.   Went
to Parton s with Haney on Saturday evening, meeting
Parton and  Fanny  at the ferry and accompanying them.
She is just about getting a new book out and gave us copies.
Miss Jacobs returned from Boston that day.   A Mr Ul-
rich, Grace s music master came.     Sitting on the steps
in the cool of the evening, music and talk.       Fanny  in
spirits.     A very pleasant evening, protracted till 11.
Saw Selina Jewell one morning, she having designed
calling on me, and getting out of an omnibus in Broad-
way on recognizing me.   With her mother she has been
residing in Saltersville, near Bergen N. J. half an
hours walk from Jersey City.       They design returning
to New York in a fortnight.        Met Scoville one day.
Talked of making money in stock speculations.    Met Wood
who told me a good story of Banks.              Banks has,
it seems gone to live at the back of Hoboken, and as-
signed as his reasons for doing so, the information that
he had been getting into intrigues.  A handsome California
widow,  and a young lady of fortune  &c   they perse-
cuted me, Sir,   had to go!       Next morning the
recipient of this intelligence (some respectable Englishman)
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page two hundred and twenty-five
Description:Mentions a visit to the Partons in Brooklyn and a story about A. F. Banks told by John A. Wood.
Date:1857-09-08
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Coville; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fay; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jacobs, Louisa; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Parton, James; Royal, Frank; Scoville, Joe; Swinton, Alfred; Ulrich; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Waud, William; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.