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damnably hen-pecked.     There s corroborative evidence of
this in the reports of Cahill.       Allie was averse to Sol s journey-
ing out pic-nic at Hoboken, which accounts for his bringing
nothing in the shape of provant, and intending to leave early. This
he didn t effect, and so get blown-up on his return to Brooklyn,
at night. In doors all day scribbling.      Writing to Hannah at night.
Her last letter tells me that Sam has sold his business and is doing
nothing special.  A miserable folly I fancy, and hope that misery
wont come of it.   There was, also, a bit of deliberate flirtation with
little Sarah Ann Bolton and the Bennett s elderly cousin, Amos Sears.
It s ended.
  27.  Sunday.  A glad, cheery morning, snow under foot.  To Frank
Leslie s office, to correct proofs of  Charity Ball  article.  Found him,
Watson and the printers there.      Back, overtaking Welden and walking
to Bleecker Street with him.      He says he s got a verdict of heavy dama-
ges   something above $2000   for the injury he sustained at Mail-
lards, two years ago.       It may be true, but Welden has a reputation
for lying and double faced-ness. He s a drunkard, I know.  He
now boards in Bleecker St, with his second wife.  The first   he
says   died in England, after writing him a penitent letter.
  Went to Chapin s at night, and from thence to Arnold s lod-
gings, in Houston St, where Cahill had been all day.  Book and
promiscuous talk, and to  the Store  for sandwich and ale.
  28. Monday.  In doors, Jerrolding, till sunset.   At night with
Clapp, O Brien and Cahill in Haney s room.  Clapp is an exceed-
ingly ugly little man, with nothing particular in the way of a nose,
and a beard.  He is a  Come-Outer  of the most extreme description,
having progressed from a starting point of Anti-Slavery propaganda
ism, to the advocacy of  Free-love  and Fourierism, of the most
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page forty-two
Description:Mentions some of Henry Clapp's radical beliefs.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bennett, Hannah; Bohemians; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; Marriage; Sears, Amos; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Watson, Frederick; Welden, Charles; Welden, Charles, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Houston Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.