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all bad spelling and idiotic vulgarity.   Drawing awhile,
then hastily down to Harper s, meeting Welden by the way.
He looked healthier and his beard of lighter color than usual
  never knew till now that he dyed it, after the universal
American custom.  Saw Bonner.  Got $8.  Met Clarence Eytinge
in a shop, which I entered to get a scrap book.  As he grows older
he looks exceedingly Jewish   nose, lips, hair   all Hebraical.  Speak-
ing of Sol s affair he pronounced it  a d____d bad business after
a d____d bad copy!    meaning Alf Waud s.    I reminded him
that he d written to Alf, wanting to be godfather to his first born.
To Strong s, Post Office, Ferris   saw Pounden. Return.   A
letter from Hannah, as kind, as loving, as earnest-heart-
ed as herself.   Some news items in it.   Charlotte will be
a mother before the summer is over.  Sarah Ann Bolton
may become Mrs George Gardner.   Phonography at night
  30.   Tuesday.  Writing to Hannah.  Down town in the
afternoon, to Post & Pic Offices.   O Brien and Cahill at
the latter.  Corrected proof.  Returned with Cahill.   In
the evening called at Bellew s  (he out) and Jewell s. All
playing cards so come away.
  31.  Wednesday.  To Bellew s and down town with him,
to the printer s.   Wilbour is out of the Picayune, it being
owned by Bellew and Gun.  Seeing about getting the paper
out.   Return.   A letter from my mother and Rosa, the
latter containing some prettily written verses about Minnie s
dead baby.   Phonography at night.

Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page one hundred and twelve
Description:Describes a talk with Clarence Eytinge about his brother Sol's affair with Allie Vernon, and a letter from Hannah Bennett.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bonner, John; Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Clarence; Eytinge, Solomon; Gardner, George; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell; New York picayune.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Pounden, Frank; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Wilbour
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.