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it up till 1, devoted an hour over to a tran-
quil smoke in the basement   that is papa Edwards,
Rogers, Cahill, Haney and I   then the three last
tramped homewards.   Heigho! feast to-day   funeral
yesterday!           The dead to the bier;
                                 The living to good cheer! 
  and poor little Chips lying cold in Greenwood.  I
thought of her amidst the festivities, as, I doubt not,
did others.   God love her to all eternity and all of
us!    Amen!
  26.  Sunday.  Writing Holmes  lecture.   Haney
over to Hampden St.    Went to Chapin s for half an
hour or so; looked in at Arnold s returning.  Found
his brother  Dr Smith  (of the Yatman duel celebrity)
there, Sears, Baker an engraver, and a fifth person.
Baker   brother to the Baker I knew when I gave draw-
ing lessons to Morse   (he is now in California) was, on
the morrow to sail for New Granada, where he pro-
poses to resume photographing.   He was one of Harper s
woodpeckers, went to South America during the hard
times, and likes it.
  27.  Monday.   A letter from Alf Waud with one
for the Jewells.   Alf writes in better spirits than here-
tofore, his prospects being brisker.   Has got disgusted
with Gleason and on the first of the year, at Ballou s
solicitation, returns to him.  Fleece em down on his huck  as
to the non-success of the  Line of Battle-Ship    the name
of which, on its street sign, Alf and Hayes propose to alter,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page sixty-one
Description:Describes attending the Edwards family's 1858 Christmas party and a letter received from Alf Waud.
Date:1858-12-25
Subject:Arnold, George; Arnold, Jack; Baker (engraver); Ballou, Maturin Murray; Cahill, Frank; Christmas; Edwards, George; Gleason; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (engraver); Morse; Rogers, William; Sears, Jack; Thomson, Anna (''Chips''); Waud, Alfred; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.