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by her groans, cries, lamentations and yells.
Doctor comes nearly every day.     She s only  nervous 
the women say, but fancies she may go crazy.
I should suppose it not at all impossible.  Her dread
of death amounts to insanity.     What a lot, and
what a woman!       Now I fancy Rawson s return
will rather dissatisfy than please her   she has no
jot of love for the fellow.      He s living with the Mar-
tins.             Writing the last five pages in the eve-
ning, chores &c, then to drawing.
  I ve just finished my drawing.  It s midnight and
past.   Half an hour ago as I sat at work, (a big
fire tranquilly burning away down town, which I could
see as I sat)   Haney came up, from the Edwards ,
bringing me an apple from the girls.    God bless them!
It s something to be remembered kindly by them.
  Eight years ago as I sat at work one night in
Canal St, I remember Damoreau   then Charley Brown
  bringing me an apple from Lotty.  I put it down
in my Diary, where  tis yet.    Poor Lotty! where are
you now?
     I hope God will let us meet in Heaven,
some day.
  18.  Tuesday.  To Office, Williams the engra-
vers &c.   At noon went over the way to the Satur-
day Press office.   There I found not Clapp, but
O Brien standing with back to the stove, in a small,
rather dingy and decidedly unventilated room, two
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page eighty-two
Description:Mentions receiving an apple from the Edwards girls.
Date:1859-01-17
Subject:Boardinghouses; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); O'Brien, Fitz James; Williams (engraver); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal 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.