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Dec	31	By no copies bound
	 	on hand     	351
		given away	120	471
			sold		1,557

	New York 	Jan 1st  	1858

I hereby certify that from 
the 1st 1857 to date I have
had the uninterrupted pos-
session of the Stereo Plates of
the Book called  Physiology 
of New York Boarding Houses
and that during that time I
have printed from them 2000
copies, and no more.
		C. A. Alvord
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page fifty-nine
Description:Enclosed letter gives an account of the existing copies of Gunn's ''Physiology of New York Boarding Houses'' that have been sold and printed to date.
Subject:Alvord, C.A.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):No. 15 Vandewater 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.