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all playing cards.
  23.  Thursday.  An envelope containing three cards.
 Mr & Mrs Dillon Mapother.   Mary Pauline Cruise.   At
the Cathedral, Monday.  Sept 20, 1858. (Detroit.)  Wri-
ting.  Evening, Phonography.
  24.  Friday.  Phonography.  A rainy, stormy day -
A letter from Heylyn   says he s been employed by a
London publishing Company, delivering books, for the last
twenty months, but is recently  unaccountably discharged. 
Down town on the afternoon, returning with Leslie.   Illish.
  25.  Saturday.  To Doctor s, Dentists, down town, here,
there and everywhere, morning and afternoon.  In Leslie s
room awhile after supper.  He, Kendall and Gun out
together, to return   the first and last mentioned   very
drunk at 2 or 3 in the morning.
  26.  Sunday.  In doors till evening. Jack Edwards
up.  To Chapin s and subsequently to the Edwards .
  27.  Monday.  Up by 5 1/2 - half an hour later than I had
intended.   No time for breakfast, dressed rapidly, seized
sandwiches handed to me by half-awake and half dres-
sed Biddy and out into the early street.  Up Bleecker
and into the 6th Avenue cars.  What s the time?   Just
six!   Too late   cars leave the Chamber St dep t at that
hour   express train.   Resolved on  dash for it, left cars,
cut across streets lugging carpet bag and coats, to the North
river.   In five minutes the cars came along, each severally
propelled by horse-power, at a fast pace.    Baggage car
passed   car No. 1. passed   made an escalade on No 2.
Car crowded   got a seat by fat, sleepy man who grunted
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page two hundred and eight
Description:Describes the beginning of his journey to Rochester.
Date:1858-09-22
Subject:Blakeman, Dr.; Cruise, Mary Pauline (Mapother); Edwards, John; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Kendall; Leslie, William; Mapother, Dillon; Marriage; Transportation
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue; Bleecker Street; Chamber 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.