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at the revelation   rather to be sad.    Oh what
a crushing down and drying up of a woman s hopes
must have occurred before she could take up this
r le of amiability.    How she must long to be bitter,
to give vent to her injuries   for what injury can be
greater than to condemn a woman to be un-loved all
through life?                     Oh! my sisters at home, too!
I wish to God you were married.
  26. Wednesday.  Round to Houston St and routed Bob
Gun up, he having been drunk over-night at the Burns
festival.   Down-town with him, to Crook and Duff s
restaurant.   There till 12 or later, getting items from
Crook and going throughout establishment.   Back, after
going to Constellation, Post Office &c.    At work till
midnight.   Col. Forbes came while I was at supper.
Told me about his new el Dorado project   gas manu-
facturing from any-thing.   Wanted to borrow some money.
I had but little and have debts over probable comings-
on but I m half-sorry I didn t let him have a dollar
or two.   Morally I m justified.  There are better people
to be relieved   sure.    He sponged on Russell of the  Euro-
pean,  has depleted Parton more than once and, I suspect,
Haney   probably everybody who was accessible.   To lend
him money would be to establish a borrower   sure.
Yet as he might get turned out of his boarding-house
I ve felt a trifle mean that I didn t give him a little
of somebody else s money   it would have been that, as
long as I owe anything.    We find it easier to sympathize
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page ninety-five
Description:Regarding Hugh Forbes borrowing money from him and other acquaintances in New York.
Date:1859-01-25
Subject:Cooper, Lucia; Crook; Forbes, Hugh; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Russell (proprietor); Women
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.