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in the good, amiable, Christ like men 
(how the ugly countenance grew uglier with spite
and unbelief as he said the words)  like Greeley. 
With much other odious decendentalism of the same
sort.    He talked a good deal, getting occasional
half-general attention.  Gun with his broad, sensual,
Harry the 8th head, figure rather bloated of late,
was vacuous as usual. George Arnold s intelligent,
even good-looking face showed the effects of liquor.
His intellect drifts to decendentalism, also.   The other
Arnold has just a coarse face   that s all.   I ate
my chop, drank my ale and listened.   Anon came
in Haney and Cahill, from Edward s probably.
Clapp gave Haney a burlesque French embrace  
unpleasant to look upon, anon going over to the
side table where he and Cahill sat at, to converse
with him.        Thus till midnight, then to room
and bed, quitting Haney & Cahill at the corner
of Broadway.
  18.  Friday.  Down town, hither & thither.  F. Les-
ie s, Omnibus Office, Strong s, Haneys, Pic &c.
Finally uptown with Gun.    A miry, raw day.  Gun
is out of health again, throat-affection as before.
A sort of easy-going, not-ill-natured fellow, with
so little vivacity that I wonder at his spreeing.  The
Broadway Pic office abandoned, met  boy  John conveying
off signboard and debris.    A notion of Bellews hiring
this office, didn t pay, of course.  Gun says he has
used up all his money on the paper, that he expects
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and fourteen
Description:Describes Henry Clapp, George Arnold, and Bob Gun at the ''House of Lords.''
Date:1859-02-17
Subject:Arnold, George; Arnold, Jack; Bellew, Frank; Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Greeley, Horace; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; John; New York picayune.; Publishers and publishing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.