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her immolation but she stands it.  The old
woman, Mrs C toadies Mrs G. as only an old Irish-
woman can.     And, verily, she has her reward!
As have all of them.         Mrs G. boast privately of
these railroad trips  not costing much  as she has es-
tablished a flirtation with one of the conductors on the
line.      This man convoyed her to the house this last
time.       She told the steward of the vessel, on her sea-
voyage, that she was going down south to look for a 
husband   could he recommend her to one?  The man
said he had a wife already.  Also she put Miss Cooper
to the blush by nearly going through the entire bill of
fare, at a hotel, her appetite not being at all deterio-
rated by her sickness, whatever its  nature.  When
they took a carriage airing Lucia was stuck in the ser-
vants place, sans parasol, in the burning sun and
so came back tanned.
  15.  Friday.  Out, early, hither and thither, return,
phonography, writing &c.    Down town in the afternoon,
to Omnibus, Pic Offices &c    Looked in and saw Mc
Elrath at Century Office.   At Crook and Duff s
with Bob Gun, he wanting to know if I d like to be-
come a proprietor of the Picayune?          Not I. Bel-
lew after three years persistence, has got quite tired
of drawing for nothing, and just now, has profitable
employment for all his time.     Hence the paper has
no original drawings; all transfers and old cuts.
Gave Gun a tariff at what I d supply drawings for.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and eighty-three
Description:Regarding Mrs. Gouverneur's behavior while traveling down South with Miss Cooper.
Date:1859-04-14
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Cooper, Lucia; Cooper, Mrs.; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; McElrath; New York picayune.; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

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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.