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 Omnibus  Lord knows.   He and Picton came
together through an advertisement.   There s a story
in it, Britton purchased of Madam Marguerittes,
Fosters  widow, written by him or her.    Alleyne, the
fellow who lives with Lotty is her brother.   Picton
knew both brother and sister.   The latter is a clever
woman from one point of view, attempted to come out in
opera in New York and fouled, as mixed up in 
the Forrest divorce case, wrote a book showing up all
the people in it, and now lives by her pen in Philadel-
phia.                     I have met Clarence Eytinge, at
Howells tavern, of late.  He is wrinkled, haggard,
and unpleasantly Jewish in aspect   looks at least six
years older.   Says his liver s out of order, does  nothing 
and lives at home.           Bob Gun and the Houston St
fellows frequent Howells pretty regularly, now.   Meeting
Clapp there, who since O Brien and he quarreled, has
n t tried any of his airs on me!)  I set him talking
of North and here goes for particulars, which I
have little doubt are true enough.   North s character
and wretched end make his career unusually interest-
ing, especially as affording such a contrast with his
own self-painted snob-hero portrait,  Dudley Mon-
del.        Clapp met North first in London, at a
party where were Hannay, Coventry Patmore and others.
North came in late, had been compelled to take shelter
from a shower of rain in a coffee-shops, where he had
written some indifferent  poetry  which he read to the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and forty-six
Description:Describes a talk with Henry Clapp about William North's life and death.
Subject:Actors; Bohemians; Britton; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Eytinge, Clarence; Forrest, Edwin; Foster, George G.; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hannay, James; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Marguerittes, Madame; North, William; O'Brien, Fitz James; Patmore, Coventry; Picton, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; London, [England]
Coverage (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.