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love-letters now.    So he plays cards and reads Shakspere.
He was really in earnest in his wish to love and be loved,
and I think has shown better throughout the affair than the
lady.   Perhaps  tis a Nemesis for his treatment of little
Miss Brooks!
  8.  Wednesday.  Phonography & writing.   Out for half an
hour before dinner, calling at Arnolds .   Writing during the
afternoon and till 9; then went to the Edwards .   Haney
was there.
  9.  Thursday.  Phonography; writing.  Down town in
the afternoon with an intention of going to Corbyn s, Staten
Island.      Didn t, but went over to Brooklyn with Pounden.
We encountered Pounden s baby on the other side of the ferry
in charge of the girl who lives in their house   a relative of
Mrs P s   who was going to see her sister off.  Pounden
was in great glory and showed pleasantly carrying his boy
home.       Altogether a genial evening.   I had been moved by
the bickerings of husband and wife to venture kindly remon-
strances to either separately.  Both acknowledged the justice
of my remarks, and, I think, tried to restrain themselves.
It was most perceptible in the woman.
  10.  Friday.   To New York.  Very head-achy all day.
Wrote a very long letter to Hannah.
  11.  Saturday.  To Doctor s & Post Office (Spring St.)
Writing (Paul Gower) the rest of the day.
  12.  Sunday.  Alf Waud appeared at breakfast-time.
He has not yet returned to Wolfborough since his  wife s 
confinement, consequently does not know the child s sex.
After an hour in Haney s room, accompanied him to
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page one hundred and ninety-seven
Description:Describes a visit to Frank Pounden and his wife in Brooklyn.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bennett, Hannah; Brooke, Nina; Corbyn, Wardle; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Leslie, William; Pounden, Frank; Pounden, Frank, Mrs.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [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.