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drenchingly in equinoctial rain.      Years back
I recollect sitting diarizing in Canal St, one night, when
Alf was performing the same voyage for the first time.
What has happened since then?                      Leslie (Wm.)
Gun, and two friends of the former are playing  euchre  in
his room.   Pounden pere has been expelled the house by
Mrs Potter   his wife is here still.          The Pattens went off
for Niagara on Monday.
  16.  Thursday.   Writing hard all day, from 9 A.M. till
midnight.  O Brien came up in the evening after Haney (who
had gone to Clapp s), said he wanted a plot   had a three act
comedy to write   Collins the actor wanted him to do it   he
had  been modest  and asked $350   Collins said he d give
$500.          Erin go Brag!
  17.  Friday.  An inter-letter from mine own dear Han-
nah, announcing that her sister Charlotte has a daughter
  all well and exultant.    Charley and Rosa Bolton are
excursionizing to Wales and the Isle of Man.          Finish-
ed thirty page story, down town, saw Bonner by 2   at
Harpers, returned to dinner by omnibus.          Evening,
leaving Gun, Kendall and Leslie playing  poker  in the
room of the latter, strolled to Mrs Jewells.    She talking with
 the Doctor,  her daughters out on a carriage excursion
With  a gentleman they knew.   Stopped half an hour, admi-
red the new carpet with which they ve furnished the room,
then went to Edwards .    Sally & Eliza had gone to bed,
Mr and Mrs E. were in the work room with John and
Matty, the latter trying a sewing machine, a new $125
investment of her mothers.    As the pretty girl sat bending
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page two hundred and four
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1858-09-15
Subject:Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Boardinghouses; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bonner, John; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Collins; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mrs.; Kendall; Leslie, William; O'Brien, Fitz James; Patten, Willis; Patten, Willis, Mrs.; Potter, Mrs.; Pounden; Pounden, Mrs.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal 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.