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a $100 or so, to give his worthless father, just
before his departure for Hayti, which money has not
been paid yet.  Maybe.  She is not unintentionally
veracious, but her suspicions may mislead her.   All
the rest of the family   the Pounden s   are Irish, with
respect to truth.      That is they tell you as much of
it as suits their own case.     Pounden p re pigs some-
where near Broome St, living out anywhere, principally
at rum-holes.        Frank returned by 5, rather
tired and hungry   I was glad to see him.   Stayed
all night   things out of doors looking very arctic.
Haney over in Brooklyn, too, at Partons .
  7.  Monday.   To New York with Frank, to Pic
and Omnibus offices, taking cut from the former to the
latter   I had got it engraved.  Picton there   chaff
and story-telling.  To Mataran s.  Introduced to Chapin,
reporter   man whom I d quizzed in Pic Restaurant
article.   Told him of it.     Correcting proof; round to
F. Leslie s, to Post Office, hither and thither, very
busy till 2 then up-town.   Made drawing on wood
and finished long letter to Hannah at night.  To
bed about 2.                I m very glad of my success
with  Household Words,  as it will bear fruit here.   Wat-
son of F. Leslie s told me he had marked it out
for insertion in one of their papers, but shouldn t use
it as the Courier had anticipated him.   Apropos of  House
hold Words,  I must put down something characteristic
of O Brien, on the authority of Briggs of the Courier
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and five
Description:Mentions that his story ''Yorkshire Tragedy'' was accepted by ''Household Words.''
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Briggs, Charles F.; Chapin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Household words.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Picton, Thomas; Pounden; Pounden, Frank; Pounden, Frank, Mrs.; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broome Street
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.