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		       January, 1859.
  1.  Saturday.  In doors all day, except an hour or
so, when I went out to get lunch, having missed our mid-
day meal and dinner being postponed to 6 P.M.  Bellew
and his brother Becket came in to  the Bank  while I was
there.   With them to Dixon s, expecting to get number of
Scalpel containing my article   not out yet.  Saw Dixon.
Returned. A mild day, sunlight and slush.  Out of
sorts and sick hearted generally.
  2.  Sunday.  In doors till night, then went to hear
Chapin   up till 12 & past subsequently, drawing.
  3.  Monday.  Drawing.  Down town in the afternoon
with blocks to  omnibus  office and to Constellation.  So
hypped and sick and nervous with long-staying in doors
as to be thoroughly wretched.  Britton had left the former
office and I couldn t get a change at settling matters
with Roberts.   Up to Nic-nax office, Bellew and Haney
there.      At Crook s saw Bob Gun & the ex-publisher
of  Young Sam    I forget his name.   Up town with Ha-
ney.  Went to Hillard s at night (rather than stay
in the cursed, eternal attic) through the beautiful
fast-falling snow which helped to tranquilize my
aching, aching brain.     As I returned at midnight through
Washington Square, where the snow lay very deep
it seemed as if it would not be unenviable to be lying
still beneath it, the white flakes covering one like God s
misery   which I hope will cover all of us some day.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page sixty-nine
Description:Mentions visits to Dr. Dixon and Oliver Hillard.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Britton; Chapin, E.H.; Dixon, E.H.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Roberts, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Washington Square
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.