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woman, a reporter for the Express, named Farrel, a
young man who came with him and said little or nothing, Miss
Griffin and myself.          Altogether a pleasant day.     Returned at
about 8 1/2, in company with Mr & Mrs Carpenter   Miss G.
remaining on the Island.   Haney and Cahill over at Thomsons
and Partons.
  27.  Friday. Drawing hard all day, from 9 to 10.
A note from Swinton asking for $2 balance due for some
cuts I sold of his.   Sent it.
  28.  Saturday.  To Bellew s, and down town with him.
I to Wurzbach s old room in Moffat s building, to get certain pictures
of mine.  To Pic and Nic-Naz offices.                   Major Piercy came
up in the afternoon and would have me go out to see premises he
has hired, corner of Bleecker & Broadway   where he s going
to establish a restaurant and liquor saloon!     He came up again
at night and there was some boxing in Haney s room.
  29.  Sunday.  In doors till evening, then to Chapins.
  30.  Monday.  Drawing.  At night to 31st Street.
			       /
			December.
  1.  Tuesday.  To Harper s with lots of drawings.  Got
paid $54.
  2.  Wednesday.  At evening with Cahill and Haney to
visit Clapp, a newspaper man, living in this street.  A sort
of literary soiree.  O Brien, Bellew, Piercy, Arnold, Whelp-
ley and Wilkins (of the Herald) were present, with a Mr
Delanno   the only non-literary man present.  Pipes,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page thirty-five
Description:Mentions that Major Piercy has hired a premise on the corner of Bleecker and Broadway in hopes to establish a restaurant and liquor saloon.
Date:1857-11-26
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Carpenter; Carpenter, Mrs.; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Delano; Farrel; Griffin, Julia; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; O'Brien, Fitz James; Parton, James; Piercy; Swinton, Alfred; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Whelpley; Wilkins, Ed. G. P.; Wurzbach
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):31st Street; Bleecker Street; Broadway
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

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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.