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little wife had cried for an hour about it on his shoulder.
Thomson says he has but a confused recollection of Haney s in-
forming him how matters stood and he, certainly, wouldn t have
permitted the intimacy if he hadn t thought Mrs Allie Eytinge was-
n t what she assumed to be.  She suggested it, in Sol s absence.
He always detested that style of woman,  but his wife was friend-
ly to her, living so near together.  Of course he s going to stop
further intercourse.  Good for Doesticks!  I m glad to think
he s all right, for his own, as for innocent little Chips sake.
  12.  Friday.  Round to Bellew s with two drawings on wood,
gratis, for the Pic.  Writing all the rest of the day. Article for
Frank Leslie s.  Bed by 1.  Pounden (Frank) called at supper.
  13.  Saturday.  To Harpers with notions. 8 to do. To Frank
Leslie s, Pic Office, Post Office.  Met Moore, of the Times, and
Ware the Bostonian, also Gun, Bellew s man.   Phonography at
night.   Saw Clapp in Broadway with a woman   probably Lola.
  14  Sunday.  Talking with Mrs P. about the Brooks application
for board, it appears that at her solicitation Mrs Church has writ-
ten a note to Pierce (Mrs Brooks son and Nina s half brother) tel-
ling him, delicately, Mrs P s fix   and that one of her boarders would
quit in the event of the two ladies reappearing at the house.  Pierce
assumed ignorance of the affair, altogether, but betrayed himself
by an allusion to Leslie, adding that  young people should be left to
manage their own affairs.   He s been up to snuff throughout.
A portly, red faced, white-haired, very good-natured sort of man
folks didn t suspect him of complicity.  Yet when Mrs P. hinted
Leslie s Philadelphia penchant, he dropped a word and indicative that
he thought his affections committed in another quarter.  And, once, on
New Years  day he came into the parlor, where Leslie was sitting, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page ninety-nine
Description:Regarding a talk with Mrs. Potter about the situation surrounding Mrs. Brooks and her daughter applying for a spot in the boarding house.
Date:1858-03-11
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Brooks, Mrs.; Brooks, Nina; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, William; Montez, Lola; Moore, Mr.; Pierce; Potter, Mrs.; Pounden, Frank; Thomson, Anna (""Chips""); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Ware, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.