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with Long, brother to the publisher, and went
to Pic Office.    My Chapters to stand over to next-week.
Met Bob Gun   seemed dullish.   To Constellation Office
again, saw Park Benjamin who was kind enough to 
read out one of his editorials to me.   He enjoyed it so
much that I was glad to give him the opportunity.
Round to Frank Leslie s.  Story I took in accepted.  Al-
ways so there   wish they had plenty of money.  Returned
to dinner.    Drawing.   At 9 or 10 summoned
to the floor below, to Mrs Patten s room, by Mr El-
dredge, to drink a glas of champagne with him, her, 
Mrs Eldredge and Mrs Berry.        Principally a com-
mittee of disquisition on Mrs Gouverneur.
			  /
		       February.
  1.  Tuesday.  Drawing hard till 4  , then ta-
king block to Omnibus office, looked in at Pic &
Constellation ones.   Melancholic, wearied, out of sorts.
Writing to Hannah at night, but felt so tired that
I didn t finish the letter.
  2.  Wednesday.  To tailors, F. Leslie s, Contella-
tion, Omnibus, Post and Pic Offices.   Met Roberts
the engraver with Dickinson & Weed s brother in at
the Rainbow.  Hither and thither.  Back, drawing
till late at night.
3.	Thursday.  Down town   drawing, writing,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and two
Description:Mentions selling a story to Frank Leslie.
Date:1859-01-31
Subject:Benjamin, Park; Bennett, Hannah; Berry, Mrs.; Dickinson; Eldredge; Eldredge, Mrs.; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Long (acquaintance); Patten, Willis, Mrs.; Roberts, George
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.