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of her own feelings and having a bit of will of her own
was well enough inclined to get married, but didn t
care very much for the individual.     Plenty of girls marry
with little better than lukewarm indifference for their bride-
grooms.          /      Pierce and little Nina Brooks are at
  13.  Friday.  Writing & Phonography.  A Broadway
walk at sunset, and then to writing again, which I kept at
till midnight.   Sol Eytinge appeared at the dinner table
to-day, brought hither by Cahill.   Sol looks well, as if matri-
mony and petticoat rule agreed with him.  He is streadier, I
fancy, than heretofore.
  14.  Saturday.  To Doctor.  A letter from home, from
my mother and Naomi.   It contains a  10 order, from
my father   sent, so my mother writes,  without any persua-
sion.  God bless him for it!  It brings with it a bit of rebuke
to me, for I d thought hard things of him, sometimes.
Phonography, writings &c.   Down town to F. Leslie s on the
usual errand and with the usual result.   Bellew was there
too, and Thomson  both a little irate at not getting money.
Wood taking out of the safe a handsome gold watch, presented 
to Greeley by the Tribune printers, Bellew jocularly hooked
it and was walking off down-stairs.    He swore if Leslie
had been the producer, instead of Wood, he wouldn t have sur-
rendered the watch, till Leslie had cashed up in full.   Sol
Eytinge was present and Otterson of the Tribune.    We all,
at the latter s suggestion, dropped into a big lunch-restaurant
under the Times  new building   there to take drinks where
six months ago were graves and dead bodies, for it was
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page one hundred and eighty-one
Description:Describes visiting the office of Frank Leslie and seeing a watch made for Horace Greeley.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Brooks, Nina; Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Farr, Bella; Greeley, Horace; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank; Leslie, William; Marriage; Ottarson; Pierce; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Women; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.