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Haney over at Oxford St, yesterday.  Jim s off
for his southern journey, apropos of Jackson localities.
Fanny s been using poor  Chip s  death in this weeks
Ledger.    I don t admire that sort of thing.  Allie
Vernon  improved the occasion  too, by some poetical
piddling in the Saturday press.   American!             Mrs
Gouverneur s in this house again, a little indisposed
and horribly apprehenhensive that she s going to die, exacting
all sorts of things from people.   She turned the old
woman, Mrs Cooper out of her room on her advent,
took possession of it, went to bed and kept the old body
and Mrs Potter up to 11 or 12, before she could be dis-
lodged.  She hasn t shown at table yet, is horribly
funky and, Mrs P  says, looks ten years older.
May appears at table and demands half warm mut-
ton chops at tea in her usual delightfully childish
manner.         I ve had an explanation with Mrs Potter
touching the  money  hunt.  Says she meant nothing.  All
Right. It gave me a wretched three days, though.   We
have new boarders, one a widow, youngish, looks com-
mon   t other her sister (temporary.)     Did I put down
that Miss Cooper has been here for the last three weeks
or more? that old Mr Eldredge is in New York on a
visit.      He s going to throw up farm; with his wife,
he can t live without little Jenny.               No news of
Mrs Church.              Writing till midnight, with inter-
vals of  Illustrated News    Oh me! how old-Englandish
do the Christmas pictures made me feel.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page seventy-three
Description:Regarding Mrs. Gouverneur's return to Mrs. Potter's boarding house.
Date:1859-01-10
Subject:Boardinghouses; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Cooper, Lucia; Cooper, Mrs.; Eldredge, Jenny; Eldredge, Sr.; Eldredge, Sr., Mrs.; Fern, Fanny; Gouverneur, May; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Potter, Mrs.; Thomson, Anna (''Chips''); Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Oxford Street
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.