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Holmes report  capital. )    To Frank Leslie s as
Watson had written to me, wanting me to send in some-
thing  immediately.    Didn t do it and don t intend to unless
there s a better prospect of definite payment.   To Roberts
  or rather the Constell-a-t-i-o-n Office.   Introduced to
his wife, a prettyish woman, with a bright courtesy got, I
think from the stage   he said something about her
belonging to it.   Got proof, went to Pic and Post Offices,
rode back per omnibus.    Writing in the afternoon and
evening.    Haney is in Boston   went there with Mort
Thomson yester-evening, both, I think on business, though
doubtless some desire of distraction of scene influenced
the former.        What cant is that which asserts the
cruelty of men, one towards another, during affliction!
There is not a fellow who knows Thomson but does not
feel a thousand fold kinder to him, now.   Whatever
our errors, our vices may be, there s a good deal
of Love in us, after all.   And if we can love one
another won t Our Father in Heaven love and be
merciful to us.   I hope so.
  29.  Wednesday.  Drawing till 12  , then down
town. A cold dull lowering day promising snow which
began to fall fast in an hour or so.  To Constellation, Pic,
and Century Office   Roberts too busy to talk about  ar-
rangements  on the former.    Returned up-town with Ha-
ney, who appeared at the breakfast table this morning. He
saw both the Wauds in Boston.   Alf was locked in his
office, didn t appear till Haney and Mort were retreating,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page sixty-four
Description:Mentions that Jesse Haney went with Mort Thomson to Boston on business.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Roberts, George; Roberts, George, Mrs.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Watson, Frederick; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Scan Date:2011-01-31


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.