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to get $100   a drifting, not to veracious mortal.
With him to Restaurant under Wood s building   the
subject for next article.   Saw proprietor, got intelligence,
Gun left.             Found a note from my mother & Char-
ley awaiting my return to Bleecker   latter contain-
ing order for  3. 3.  the pecuniary results  of my
story in Household Words.  Round to Houston
Street at night, saw Gun, Arnold &c.      Writing
till midnight and up for an hour afterwards.
  19.  Saturday.   Charley s yesterday s letter
contains an intimation that Boutcher is contempla-
ting matrimony   girl named Melliship.       Writing
restaurant article, did it by diner.  Down town
per omnibus through the drizzle.  Wood, Poole and the 
others at the office awaiting the advent of Bellew with
money to pay them, Bob Gun having been kept at home by
sickness all day.  Printers went to work on my copy imme-
diately.  Went down to Omnibus Office, fellows gone.   I
forgot to put down that when going to the Pic Office while
passing that of the Tribune, at the very moment when
I was thinking of the man I met Whitelaw.   Almost
his first question was about the beauty of his wife s wax-
flower making coupled with the information that he taught
it her. Anon he wanted to know whether I couldn t get
notices in the paper about it, said she made $20 a day.
Told me he made no attempts at renewal of intimacy in
order to avoid letting the Jackson s learn anything of his doings,
through my home-letters.  Now I certainly mentioned
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and sixteen
Description:Regarding meeting Matthew Whitelaw on the street.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Boutcher, William; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Household words.; Melliship, Eliza (Boutcher); Poole; Whitelaw, Kate; Whitelaw, Matthew; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Houston 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.