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agreable to it.   Mrs Potter does the same in
hundreds of ways.  All soaping, soaping, soaping!
Mrs Patten and her husband are at Washington   lobby-
ing, log-rolling.          Mrs Moore (?) our recent boarder,
has left.   Place too slow for her   shouldn t wonder.
A shallow, unpleasantly-pleasant female; half the
time away from the house.   Something in the Mrs
Levison way in features: a face such as unthinking
people call good-looking, but which others find more
disagreable than positive ugliness.  Natural, however
for the woman to leave   the place is slow, anyhow.
  6.  Sunday.  My  Yorkshire Tragedy  re-printed
in to-day s Sunday Courier, from Dickens  House-
hold Words    the first intimation I had of its accep-
tance.     I sent it to Charley, from Canada.   Doing
chores &c, then turned out, the sky beckoning a 
heavy snowstorm, which set in by noon and con-
tinued steadily till midnight.   Looked in at the Pic
and Constellation offices, finding engravers at work in
one and printers the other, then to Brooklyn.   Met
Smith of the Courier on the ferry-boat and took the
cars with him.   Out through the heavy snow to Poun-
den s, Frank out   on New York   to visit his fa-
ther, who s wife will pay his passage to Ireland,
but declares she won t support him, here, any longer.
Frank was over negociating this, as I learnt from
Mrs P.     Pounden p re says he  will disgrace the fa-
mily.    Mrs P. junior declares that Frank borrowed
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and four
Description:Mentions that his story ''Yorkshire Tragedy'' was accepted by ''Household Words.''
Date:1859-02-05
Subject:Boardinghouses; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Household words.; Levison, William, Mrs.; Moore, Mrs.; Patten, Willis; Patten, Willis, Mrs.; Potter, Mrs.; Pounden; Pounden, Frank; Pounden, Frank, Mrs.; Pounden, Mrs.; Smith, James L.; Women
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.