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Cousin  which has been played for over so
many weeks at Laura Keene s.     Roberts proposes
printing it in next  Constellation.   (It is a kink of
Benjamin s   and speaking editorially, a  smart  one.)
Underhill, by the way, spoke of his doing a similar
thing in (I think) St Louis   the play being the
 Good for Nothing.    Annie Lousdale, otherwise Alice
Lowe, now Darcy s wife and keeper of a boading
house was playing  Nan  in the piece, which some
rival interest wanted to get, employing Underhill
to do it.    Darcy assailed him in print and a fight
followed, in which, says Underhill, the Jew got the
worst of it.                    To Omnibus Office once.
Subsequently met Britton in the park and walked
up town part of the way with him.   Very tired
and sore-throaty.    Found on my table a  little 
bill  For Medical attendance, debtor to William
Blakeman, $57.     Well, I don t think the
man has overcharged me.    But as Traddles
says it ll be something of  a pull  to pay it.   If
the Constellation hold water, I ll do it in a few
weeks.  God be thanked I ve work to do just now.
  Cahill and Ed. Wells called in the evening, on
track of Haney, who had gone to the Edwards .
  Cahill will keep decent till temptation comes again.
His removal to Thomson s, I verily believe, saved him
from sinking into the condition of a  fancy man.   Ha-
ney told him so, and he professed to be shocked at
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page eighty
Description:Mentions receiving a bill from Dr. Blakeman for $57.
Date:1859-01-17
Subject:Benjamin, Park; Blakeman, William; Britton; Cahill, Frank; Darcy, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lousdale, Annie (Alice Lowe); Medical care; Publishers and publishing; Roberts, George; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Underhill, Ed; Welles, Edward
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.