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Joined by Mc Lenan.      The gout has kept him
abed for six weeks or more, up among, the Cattskills.
He talked of it.    Thad Glover came in   very drunk.
Left them, and uptown-wards.    Went to 12th street
after tea, found that Hitchings had started for his
western journey at 6 this afternoon.  Good fortune
go with him   I m sorry to lose the fellow.   To Ed-
wards, talking with two of the girls till Haney came in
with Sally, from the Academy picture exhibition.   Stayed
till 11.       On my way to Hillards, I looked in and 
saw Selina Jewell, or rather Mrs Malbravers.   Both
of which names she is about to merge into a third, that
of Wall, in June.     I met her walking in Broad-
way with its owner some days ago.   A short, homely-
looking, snug young man! she knew him before her
marriage.        They have got Mrs Sexton and the baby
in the house, now.    Nothing from Boston.          Mrs
Potter house-hunting, day by day, some of the women
doing the like.    There will be a general scattering of
folks at the end of this month.   Pleasant little Mrs 
Eldredge, husband and family think of taking apart-
ments: Mrs Patten the like.   Her boy George is here,
improved in manners.    Plenty of young ones in the
house.   The King children are not anyway as good as
they look; the Eldest shut his mother in a closet and
tells her she s a d____d fool.    A boy of perhaps 8   and
like most Jewish children, handsome.    Which mother is
silly woman who utters extreme inanity when she does
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and eighty-four
Description:Regarding his landlady Mrs. Potter hunting for a new boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Children; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge; Eldredge, Mrs.; Glover, Thad; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Hitchings; Jewell, Selina (Wall); King, Mrs. (boarder); McLenan, John; Patten, George; Patten, Willis, Mrs.; Potter, Mrs.; Sexton, Nelly
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):12th Street; Broadway
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.