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and presently he volunteered the same remark
about how extremely busy he was, and could I rec-
commend any engravers to him.    To office till 2 1/2
returning through the rain and getting drenched from
the knees downwards to an indifferent dinner. (Went
to Blakeman s before going down town and paid him 17$.
Writing till 11 or so.
  22.  Saturday.  Writing all the morning, down town
after dinner, with editorials for  Constellation  and
drawings for Picayune.   Saw Gun; went to Crook &
Duff s with him.   Seemed half-hearted about my
doing Restaurant papers; spoke of Cahill s owing him
ever so much money, of the Houston St landlady
retaining his linen &c   such as it was!   for debt,
of Cahill s crying when in a hard-up crisis.    To
Constellation office.   Roberts gone.    Message:  Mr
Roberts had been disappointed and would see me on
Monday.    Got wrathy and showed it.   Had talk with
foreman, he not paid   printers wouldn t go on till
they were.    To Pic Office again, anon down to Front
Street to Pounden s store.    Tis his boy s birthday
and he expected me to come over.    His father was
lurking at the door of the store but made no sign of
recognition, neither did I.  Went in counting-house,
intent to excuse myself, but at Pounden s solicita-
agreed to wait for him at the Ferry.   Waited at least
three quarters of an hour, once seeing Pounden talking
with his father at a street corner.   A cold, raw night,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page eighty-six
Description:Describes a conversation with Bob Gun at Crook and Duff's.
Date:1859-01-21
Subject:Blakeman, William; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York picayune.; Orr, John; Pounden; Pounden, Frank; Roberts, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Houston 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.