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phrased  day-dream  about the future which he hopes
awaits us.  Is  logging wood to the saw-mills and stairling 
  whatever that may be    wood from the forest;  moreover
he won t go back   that s the best of it.        Did an additional
sketch hot-handed, then to Harpers.  Two accepted.  A lot I had
planned for the Mag and which Guernsey had approved of
rejected   McLellan engaged to fill the pages devoted to such
cuts for some times ahead.  Don t matter.  To Frank Leslie s
and Pic Offices to correct proof, none ready.  To t other Leslie   
he just off for Philadelphia.   Return, writing.  Slept part of the
afternoon to get rid of an infernal headache which has haunted
me since yesterday morning.  O Brien walked up at 6 1/2. 
When I asked him
  to come down stairs to tea, he commented in my  economy  in
extinguishing the lamp.    Twas the height of meanness in his eyes.
He has moved from Jersey and lives in Washington Square now.
So much the worse for some Washington Square boarding-house
keeper.   Haney went off with him after supper.
  28  Sunday.  Drawing all day. At night to Chapin s.
  29.  Monday.  A letter from Dillon Mapother.  Apologizes for a
month s delay, says that he has agreed to write twice the quantity
he receives from his affianced one, that he expects to be married
in September (on her eighteenth birthday) talks of business and
inquires whether I wrote certain awful trash in Frank Leslie s!  
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Describes letters received from George Bolton and Dillon Mapother.
Date:1858-03-27
Subject:Bolton, George; Guernsey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, William; Mapother, Dillon; McLellan; O'Brien, Fitz James; Publishers and publishing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Washington Square
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.