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he refunded.    He s a systematic borrower and
debtor.    Haney didn t send the money   had he done
so, he might have got it and then    been  stuck  for
a larger loan.           Borrowing in sums adapted to
the pockets of lenders, by Fitzjames O Brien, liter-
ary Bohemian and Swindler.                     Writing du-
ring the afternoon & evening.    Not well.
  19.  Wednesday.   Office.   Underhill & his chum
came.     They yesternight went to the gallery of Laura
Keene s, and had jotted down half of the play when
Lentze, Laura s  fancy man  came and stopped
 em.    All the actors were on the qui vive, too.   Un-
derhill now proposes to complete the thing by taking
a private box, filling in the front of it with three women,
while he and his phonographic chum squat behind
during the latter half of the piece, scoring down the
remainder.    Wants to see Roberts about it, that he
may be assured about money.     Met Brightly, on 
leaving, at 2, savage about not getting paid for en-
graving title of paper.          Say s Roberts had a  d    _____d
bad  reputation in Boston   burst up once or twice.
I don t know whether we re on solid ground or not  
($30 owing to me.)   Met Wood   the Pic Wood   who
made an appointment for me to meet Bellew to-
night, and walked up-town with me.     Writing, hard
and fast till 10, then round to the House of Lords.
Bellew there, and Gun and Wood   and anon
Frank Leslie s Wood   so there were two Guns and  
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page eighty-four
Description:Regarding a plot by Ed Underhill to copy a play at Laura Keene's theater phonographically.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Brightly; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lentze; O'Brien, Fitz James; Roberts, George; Theater; Underhill, Ed; Wood, Frank; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.