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[note to Gunn]
Mr Thos Butler Gunn
	with Mason Bro s
Whole number of Phys
  N.Y. Boarding Houses
		        published		2,028
  of which there have been
	given away	120
  On hand Jany 1/59	260		380
	Number of copies sold	1,648


Above on hand statement as requested
showing the entire sale of the Book
to have been 1648 copies, our last
report to Jany 1/58 showed a sale of
1,537 making the sale of the year
1858. 91 copies.	Respy Yrs
		         Mason Bro s
			[unclear signature]
New York
       Feby 3/59.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page sixty-eight
Description:Letter to Gunn from his publishers, Mason Brothers, regarding the sales of his book, ''The Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses.''
Date:1859-02-03
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mason Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Publishers and publishing
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.