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our left.    And I have a particular admiration for
the explosive patriotism of Young and Hobly-de-hoysih
America, which always commences a full month before the
4th of July.       There s an ass in this vicinity who has fired
of a pistol at least ten times every evening, not to mention
his day performances too, for the last fortnight.    And I
never hated street organs before.
  11 & 12.  Friday & Saturday.  Getting better.
  13.  Sunday.   Down stairs.  In the afternoon took
a walk to Broome St, calling on the Jewell s.    Found them
supping in the basement.  A pretty spacious, emptyish house
in a questionable neighborhood.  Plenty of latticed doors
in the vicinity and, on hot summer evenings, bare-armed
promenade along the sidewalks.        To Chapin s, and
subsequently to the Edwards .    Haney there.
  14.  Monday.  Out, to get physic only.   Working, wearily
and ill.
  15.  Tuesday.  Having got a drawing on wood of Alf
Waud s from Cahill which arrived last Thursday or
Friday, and was confided to him by Haney that it
might reach me an hour sooner   and which he, being 
probably on a drunken spree with my asinine namesake,
left somewhere in Broadway, only appearing with it
this morning   I took it to Bonner.     About all the
morning, and quite tired out.  To the doctors and
Arnold s at night.        Neither Cahill nor Gun appear
at table at all now.    The farmer is doing nothing an
paying Mrs P. nothing.    You hear of both of them as entring
taverns in a strobe of idotic drunkenness.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page one hundred and sixty-one
Description:Mentions that Frank Cahill left a drawing on wood of Alf Waud's on Broadway that he was supposed to bring to Gunn.
Date:1858-06-10
Subject:Arnold, George; Bonner, John; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell; Potter, Mrs.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Broome Street
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.