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to Newark, where he is to be tried.   She confidently
expects his acquittal, and proposes to go to Montreal with
him for the winter.
  27.  Wednesday.  Did drawing on wood.  Down town
to Nassau St.     Wrote to Heylyn at night.      Mrs Gouver-
neur and her child May are here again, temporarily.
  28.  Thursday.  To Post-office, after breakfast.  Draw-
ing till 4, then down town to Nic-nax and Pic Offices.
Found Cahill at the latter and he walked up-town
with me.   He has no boarding-place at present.  Talk-
ing of Gun s not showing himself at table for the last
ten days, Cahill intimated that he, Gun, was wroth at
boarding-house tattle anent his misdoings   in special about
 everybody knowing  that a woman had called during the small
hours with a message that  Mr Gun s friend was sick
and wanted him to come round to her.  The honest servant-
girl who was aroused from sleep to answer the door wouldn t
let the messenger up-stairs to him.       As for his indignation
and way of showing it, it reminds one of Johnson s idiot,
who, when angered, went out and slept on the bridge all night.
Met Hilliard this afternoon.  He lives in New York now  
23, 12th, near 7th Avenue.         With Haney in the evening
to Bellews.      His present residence is in 52nd street,
between the 7th and 8th Avenue.   Found him at work in
his studio as of old.        The Major came in once while we
were there.                    Apropos of Bellew, his brother Bec-
ket is a character.       He s a  doggy  young man.  Having
got a berth of overseer or on-looker at the Central Park,
now in the course of construction up town, he lives adja-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page two hundred and forty
Description:Regarding a late night visitor to Bob Gun in the boarding house.
Date:1858-10-26
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Gouverneur, May; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Heylyn, Edward; Piercy; Prostitutes; Sexton, Francis C.; Sexton, Nelly
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):52nd Street; Nassau 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.