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as security.    He has been up to Albany about
the peculation charge, and returned, declaring that
he  knocked them fellers higher than a kite.  May
be.   But the Governor was a personal friend of his,
and appointed him.
  12.  Sunday.  Over to Parton s.  A cheery morning,
but a dull brooding day threatening snow.  I like
Parton, there s so much in him and he has no
meannesses.   Bit of a walk at sunset.  A Dentist
 doctor  his niece and Ulric came in the evening.
Left by 7  , to New York, Chapins  and Edwards .
Haney just left the latter.  The nice girls looking
nice, and Matty very pretty.
  13.  Monday.  Rain, fast, fine drizzle. A long-
waited for letter from Hannah.  God love her! how
little worthy of her I am   . Writing.
  14.  Tuesday.  Down town through fog, mud and driz-
zle.  To Gt Republic mag. Office   got M.S.   Didn t in-
tend to have much light literature   I could see there was
only one story in No 1   had stories for the three next months
&c.  To Post Office.  Up town.   Found Hitchings and a
sculptor named Jackson at Haneys, joined them.  With
Hitchings to his newly taken picture room on Broadway
where we met Rouse.   He draws heads splendidly in crayon
  thats his speciality.   A thickset, bearded, somewhat
abrupt man   said when I alluded to a picture-exhibi-
tion got up for the benefit of some artist s widow that
he  had never heard of the man.   Rather an air of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page forty-two
Description:Mentions meeting the sculptor George Jackson and the artist Rouse.
Date:1858-12-11
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hitchings; Jackson, George; Parton, James; Patten, Willis; Ulric
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.