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or 14, very ostentatiously-officious, rude, good-
natured (I think) and ubiquitous.    She seems under
no sort of constraint from parents.           Mrs Jewell
has got a divorce from her husband, and will pro-
bably marry again (!)   a man who knew both her &
had a late partner in their boy & girl days.    I hear nothing
from Alf Waud.    Dillon Mapother has written to me.
He is to be married on September 20, at Detroit.
Cahill is writing Charades &  Tableaux  for a cheap
publisher. He works round at Arnold s.  Gun gets drunk
now and then but not for a week together.   Haney edi-
torializes a little for the Sunday Courier and has done
some reporting for the Tribune.

  1.  Sunday.  A hot walk in the morning.  Called at
the Edwards  in the evening.  All the girls and Jack in
the country.    Finished a letter to Hannah on my return.
  2.  Monday.   To Spring St Post Office.    Return, wri-
ting.   Chores.   To the Doctor (Blakeman s substitute) in the
afternoon, through a spinkling of rain.    Finished Lockhart s
Scott in the evening.
  3.  Tuesday.  The Pattens  baby died last night, or rather
this morning in Mrs Church s arms.  She has sat up in the
sick room of late.   They had prayers and addresses in the
parlor, this afternoon, from Martin and another, and subsequent
by Patten started for Maine, with the body of the child, to the fa-
mily burial-place.    A wet, lowering day, ending in heavy rain.
  Did Chores.   At 4   walked to the business end of the town,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page one hundred and seventy-one
Description:Mentions that the Patten's baby died.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bennett, Hannah; Bradbury, Anna; Bradbury (boarder); Bradbury, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; Children; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Divorce; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell; Jewell, Mrs.; Mapother, Dillon; Patten, Willis; Patten, Willis, Mrs.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Spring Street
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.