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mama were to be his mistress.    But to think of
her   a woman who ll sponge and lie for three cents-assu-
ring a philanthropy costing $1000 or more!            Did
I put down that the  Constellation  has stopped  
temporarily, says Roberts.   I saw him, this morning
in his big office, which was empty, presses stopped &c.
Or that some nights ago, looking into a corner groggery
with Leslie, I saw Pounden pere in a sodden, drunken
sleep, on a bench, near the stove, and all alone.
  Mr Eldredge the elder is here from Elmira, making
much of little Jenny, of course.       The Eldredges have
taken rooms, design housekeeping on their own account  
sensible people, they!
  19.  Tuesday.  Writing a long eight-page letter to
Mrs Church, having got an address from Daniel Mar-
tin some days ago.   She is in Italy; I wrote to Florence
whither she will return.   My former letter cannot have
reached her.   Out in the afternoon, down town.  At Phono-
graphy from 9 till 12.       I have occasionally done injustice
to Rawson Gill in estimating his taciturnity and secretive-
ness as slow obstinacy.   The fellow has privately sought
employment in innumerable ways in order to earn his
living, even offering to work for nothing.  He has suffer-
ed a good deal too, mentally, felt very much alone in
the world.   Withal he is steady and honest natured to
the back bone   a thorough contrast to his specious brother.
I can scarcely think the same father begot them; maybe
it was not so.   Supposing Gouverneur to have been Glad-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and eighty-eight
Description:Regarding Rawson Gill and his brother Gladdy.
Date:1859-04-18
Subject:Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Constellation.; Eldredge; Eldredge, Jenny; Eldredge, Mrs.; Eldredge, Sr.; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Adolphus (''Gladdy''); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, William; Martin, Daniel; Pounden; Roberts, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
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.