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with her stupid questions and half falsities
about lying awake all night, makes midnight raids
into the women s rooms, insomuch that they bolt their
doors against her.

  1.  Tuesday.  Down town, twice, fore and after-
noon; hither and thither.      Selina Jewell called, with
news of her sister, Mrs Sexton having given birth to a
baby, and of her mother s return fro Boston.   Apro-
pos of the former event, the jail-bird Sexton will find
himself a double parent on attainting his freedom, for
I believe the Miss C. Wood of New York  professed preg-
nancy on his trial.  Phonography and drawing at night.
  2.  Wednesday. Drawing till noon then down-town.
Saw the sodden-faced Pounden p re within a tavern
doorway, next street, looking out, not at the glad sun-
light and clear, cold morning.      Frank P. by the way
is on his way to Port au Prince again, the recent
 revolutionary  deposition of Soulouque necessitating his
presence, on behalf of the Ferris firm.           Omnibus,
Pic, Nic-nax and other offices.   Saw Bellew at the
latter; his trial comes off to-morrow.     Paragraph
in the Times about O Brien s being the successor to the
title of Lord Inchquin (!)      Phonography, reading, draw
ing.  Abed as usual past midnight.
  {3.  Thursay to       Omnibus  work, thrusting
  9. Wednesday.}       everything into arrears, and
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and twenty-six
Description:Mentions a visit from Selina Jewell, who gives news of her sister, Mrs. Sexton, giving birth.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Selina (Wall); O'Brien, Fitz James; Pounden; Pounden, Frank; Sexton, Francis C.; Sexton, Nelly; Women; Wood, C., Miss
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.