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  3.  Saturday.   Selina Jewell called.    She came
yesterday, at sunset, when I informed her of her sis-
ter s illness, and gave her Alf s letters, to shew her
mother.    This morning she called to say that Mrs
J had set off for Boston.             All right.   /   Down
town twice, morning and afternoon.     Got paid $10
by F. Leslie for cuts.           Met Picton in the afternoon.
All the talk of bank suspensions.       A crisis.      In the
evening to Edwards, with opera tickets, which Rosen-
burg gave me.
  4.  Sunday.   Drawing all the morning.  To a
 free thinkers  meeting in the Bowery in the afternoon,
with Cahill and Haney.         Tousey presided.    A stupid
business.    Evening writing.      A letter to Dick Bolton,
among other matters.
  5.  Monday.  Another letter from Alf Waud,
written before Mrs Jewell s arrival.   His  wife  is get-
ting better.       Will is sick    wears no flannel and takes
no exercise.       Drawing, sketches to take to Harpers.
Down town, Pic Office, returned, did drawing on wood
for Pic, by dinner time.          Then drawing on till mid-
night   sketches for Harpers.
  6.  Tuesday.    Talking with Mrs Andreotti   or as I
suppose I should now write, Miss Church, for she is di-
vorced   learnt some new details of the proceedings of
her scoundrel husband.  A lady of her acquaintance,
in Kentucky whom he seduced has committed suicide.
It is conjectured that Andreotti has gone to join a brother
in South America.               To Harpers, Bonner not in.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page ten
Description:Mentions attending a ''free thinkers'' meeting in the Bowery, and a letter from Alf Waud regarding his wife's illness.
Date:1857-10-03
Subject:Andreotti; Bolton, Richard; Bonner, John; Cahill, Frank; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Picton, Thomas; Rosenburg; Tousey; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine
Description:Includes descriptions of boardinghouse living, a picnic at Hoboken with other New York artists and journalists, his drawing and writing work in New York, attending a lecture by Lola Montez, visits to James Parton and Fanny Fern and the Edwards family, a controversy over Fitz James O'Brien's story ''The Diamond Lens,'' artist Sol Eytinge's relationship with writer Allie Vernon, the suicide of writer Henry William Herbert, antics of the New York Bohemians, the interest of people living in his boarding house in spiritualism, a visit to his friend George Bolton's farm in Canada, a visit to Niagara Falls, and a scandal involving Harbormaster Willis Patten, who lives in his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Suicide; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Rochester, New York; Elmira, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada
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.