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Atlantic Mag   so a man connected with it
told Thomson.   Mort, by the way, got Beckett Bellew
his berth of overlooker at the Central Park.  Talk of
that doggy individual.   How he insulted Aaron Jones
the pugilist, down at Crook and Duff s, being, as usual, 
drunk and the pugilist refusing to drink with him. How
he fought with, licked and then drank beer with a
long shoreman, in one of the river-side streets.   With
more.           Fanny retired early, Jim followed by 10 1/2,
we sat up half an hour later.        They have cut Ulric,
passing him without recognition in the street.    The little
ass s behaviour had become intolerable to Grace.   He
made love to her, was full of absurd asperities, jealous-
ies (!) and the like.  He would be perpetually inquiring
whether his nose was red, it having a tendency to that
way, when according to the reply he d rush to the
 refrigerator  as he called the regulator, to modify or increase the
temperature of the room!    The man was amusing, but
like most fools a tremendous bore.     The tortures his
vanity will put him to, now he s bowed out, will be
awful.     He wears excruciatingly tight boots, being
absurdly vain of his feet.   Fanny, noticing this, once
trotted him off for a walk with her and almost lamed 
him.  He had to  acknowledge his corns  and plead to
be let off!!
  20.  Sunday.  Back to New York, through the
mist and drizzle.  Fog very heavy on the river.  Dropped
in at Chapin s, paid up for seat till May.  Looked in
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and eighteen
Description:Regarding Ulric's falling out with Fanny Fern and her family.
Date:1859-02-19
Subject:Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jones, Aaron; Parton, James; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Ulric
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.