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mously paid me 25 cents, borrowed to get a
breakfast, ten months ago.        Encountered in the
street a Mr C. W. Warren, with whom I once
boarded on Leonard Street.     He was then superinten-
ding a lady s musical education, which lady occu-
pied the attic next to mine and used to practice
vocalization of mornings.    Warren designed taking
her to Italy with the intention of making her an
 American Jenny Lind.      He has effected the former
enterprise, also marrying her.  She is now studying
music, in Paris, he printing and Stereotyping music
in New York.     I recollect her voice as a fine one.
  Stone, ex-picturesque Anachonism, has been in
this city.  I have not seen him.   In a letter I had
from Alf Waud some months ago he mentioned the
only good thing of Stone s getting off I ever heard 
of.   It was to the effect that every fresh occurrence
in his life confirmed him in the opinion that his parents
had committed in a lamentable mistake in not letting
him die of the measles or save such infantile malady.
Frank Wood and Banks talking at Howell s, one
night, of Frank Leslie s being  after  some married
woman, whom Seymour is cicisbeo to   ugly woman
too.)  Women are F.L. s  peculiar weakness. )        In
this Bleecker St, close to Broadway, there is now a
small cellar-restaurant and oyster saloon, outside
of which divers placards invite the visits of the public
to witness  Dexter s Dancing Hats  &c.  I have been
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and sixty-nine
Description:Mentions meeting C. W. Warren and talking about his wife, a singer.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank; Music; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Stone, B.G.; Warren, C.W.; Warren, C.W., Mrs.; Waud, Alfred; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway; Leonard 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.