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so, bringing lots of newspapers and sitting with me
of evenings.      The Edwards, too, showed exceeding kind-
ness.   Sally & Matty sent up once jellies and straw-ber-
ries and their father and Jack came and stayed one
eveing.   Jack called also more than once in the day time.
A Dr Dolby came up and spent an afternoon with me.
 Doestick s  & Wood called severally.   From the last I
learn that Sol Eytinge got married on Monday, (the 7th) night.
The bride s sisters   two of them; Thomson and his mother
were present, H. Ward. Beecher officiating.   Wood sys Sol s
mother knows of the marriage and had visited Allie previously.
Allie playfully suggested to Wood that he should marry Josey
at the same time.             Wrote to George Bolton nd to Alf
Waud.        Bellew came up one evening with Gun.    The latter
has visited me two or three times.   On the Sunday night of
our Hobokenizing it appears that two women in male costume
called upon him, staying in his room for an hour or two!
They, misled by the name, first came up to my room; I, in
bed, sick, with the door locked thought  em washer women and
sent  em down stairs!         Cahill has lost his berth on the
Mercury, some two or three weeks back.  I learnt it then, though
he has said nothing of it.          With Arnold he s produced a farce,
which after the usual bandyings from hand to hand, has been
rejected by Stuart.           Lovely, hot summer weather out of
doors all this time   folks complaining of the heat.      Only
a sick man knows how many noises there are abroad in the
day time.    I have the liveliest consciousness of every stroke
of the trowel which goes to complete a tall tenement house
which has just risen in our rear, marring our look-out on
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page one hundred and sixty
Description:Describes his illness and the people who came to visit him during it.
Subject:Arnold, George; Beecher, Henry Ward; Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Bolton, George; Cahill, Frank; Dolby, Dr.; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eytinge, Mrs.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Stuart, C.D.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Waud, Alfred; Wood, John A.; Women
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.