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at Houston Street found Gun and a whole
lot of the fellows there.   Had three minutes alone
with him, told him my sentiments pretty tersely   Not
a line   mark of pencil or scratch of pen till I m paid
up   and M.S. collared to-morrow.    To Bleecker
Street.   Note from Bellew at dinner, written under the
supposition that I had collared M. S.  Wanted to know
what s up.   Sent word by Haney.            This afternoon
she that was Weighty Griffin, now Mrs Davis,
with her newly-wed husband called here.   I did nt
see them.     They are at the St Nicholas.      What un-
happy feelings must be excited in the breasts of the
un-wed by the contemplation of a marriage of one
of their youthful sisterhood.   A man always ima-
gines he will taste connubial happiness in the fu-
ture, however far off it may seem at present:
but some women, poor, not attractive, yet hunger-
ing for love and sympathy must, in spite of the
whisperings of hope, know their lonely destiny too well.
The meek sort of acquiescence of some of these unfortunates
is terribly tragic.                     To Chapin s at night.
A wild blusterous one, as I sit here, writing, the
fire has gone out for an hour or so.
  21.  Monday.  Down town, to Wiley s, got money for
Household Words article.   To F. Leslie s, got $8 for story.
To Omnibus, Constellation, Nic-nax, Pic & other offices, 
Gun not visible at latter, though prevalent, I missed him.
I must put down one incident, characteristically Irish.
I design reviewing Bonner & the Ledger in next quarter s
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and nineteen
Description:Regarding the marriage of Weighty Griffin to Davis.
Date:1859-02-20
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bonner, John; Davis (acquaintance); Griffin, Weighty (Davis); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Houston Street
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.