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  16.  Tuesday.  To 8th Street, East river, to get
particulars about a newly-built steamboat for Waud.
Wrote to him.  Got a letter from Heylyn.  Has been sick
again; travelling; is  doing nothing at present.        Little
Edge, it seems is travelling about with Paul Morphy,
the chess phenomenon.   I saw a letter from the former, re
printed from a London paper, in to-day s Herald.   It
was dated from a Parisian hotel.   Edge knew Morphy
here, and reported chess-playing for the Herald.  He must
be in his glory, just now.    I fancy I see him on the Bou-
levards, arm in arm with the  Illustrious  American   the
admired of admirers!     Writing for the rest of the day.
  17.  Wednesday.  Down town, to Strong s, Post & Pic offices.
Writing to my mother and Rosa.         Called on Mrs Jewell
in the evening.     The husband of the cousin whose accouchement
she has been attending is dead, she and Selina go to the 
funeral tomorrow.        Mrs Sexton s husband s trial has
resulted in a verdict of  guilty    no sentence recorded
as yet.  Good for the scoundrel.
  18.  Thursday.  Being  Thanksgiving day,  had intended
to go over to Parton s, but feeling diarrheaish, stayed in
doors.     In the evening Hillard, Hitchings and an artist
of their acquaintance named Pope came up.   Tods, talk
and looking over pictures &c.      Pope gave me a bit of
information I was sorry to hear.          Said he,  I was tal-
king with a lady, some weeks ago, who told me, you had
travelled with her husband, Mr Gunn   a Mrs Kellam. 
Of course I remembered the name instantly and asked
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page eleven
Description:Describes a visit to Mrs. Jewell, and mentions that Mrs. Sexton's husband had been found ''guilty'' at his trial.
Date:1858-11-16
Subject:Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Hitchings; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Kellam, Oliver; Kellam, Oliver, Mrs.; Morphy, Paul; Parton, James; Pope (artist); Sexton, Francis C.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):8th Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten
Description:Includes descriptions of an explosion of a boat on the North River, New York literary Bohemians, boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the death of writer Mort Thomson's young wife Anna, working on the publication ''Constellation,'' visits to the Edwards family, a falling out with Fanny Fern over an article he wrote criticizing ''The New York Ledger,'' a rumor that Fitz James O'Brien is the heir to an Irish baronetcy, and a change of landladies at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.