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pointment in his calls and the effects were visible
in his temper.   He took sulky views of things.  He  was
glad that the story of Jessie Brown of Lacknow proved
a canard   because the wretched Scotchmen got so excited
about it,  went to see it played in their national costume,
heered and hurrahed.          He made a disparaging remark
about a pretty girl at a shop door and when I said she
was nice-looking, asked  And didn t she know it?  To-
day he went off sketching, turning up again in the after-
noon, subsequently leaving to spend the evening with
Wood at Palace Garden   a sort of mild N. Y. Gremorne.
  15.  Wednesday.  Down town with Waud.  Met White,
the Irishman who was Leslie s Treasurer before Wood, and
Brooks, Miss Nina s brother.       To Haney s office, then
Frank Leslie s.    Met him at door, into lager bier place
where Sol Eytinge and Ottarson sat drinking.    Alf
saw Sol yesterday when he was invited to make his home,
during his stay, at the house of the latter.  Sol is dissatis-
fied with Allie s incapacity to bear children and hints
that if he can t have one at home he will elsewhere.
His mother visits them.  He s at feud with Haney since
the Doesticks expose.   Clarence Eytinge has followed in the
track of more than one of his brothers and gets his living at
the gaming table.   One of them keeps  a hell    was shown up
in the papers a year ago.                  Left Alf with Leslie &
Sol and to Bleecker St, where he joined me us at dinner;
then said good bye.       He goes to the Jewells, then to 
see old Jewell, then off for Boston by this afternoon s
boat.      The day, all asleep a dull, lowering one, closes
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page two hundred and three
Description:Describes having a drink with Sol Eytinge, Ottarson, Frank Leslie, and Alf Waud.
Subject:Brooks (acquaintance); Eytinge, Clarence; Eytinge, Mrs.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell; Leslie, Frank; Ottarson; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Waud, Alfred; White (treasurer); Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker 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.