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book, which Bonner wouldn t print, because it
contained an illusion to  Silenus Gobb.     I never asked
her to do it, though I dare say Parton goodnaturedly
suggested it.       The  sting  which my viperous nature
has inflicted on her  naturally trusting generous heart 
merely consists in my not having said a word about her
in the Scalpel.            Bravo, Fanny! hit him again!
I ll hold your bonnet!
  29.  Friday.  Washed on No 13 and combed my
hair in front of 14.   The day of sale.    Round to
Houston St, with drawing materials, having to do a big
cut for the Pic, Rawson with me, taking temporary
possession of Bob Gun s room.     Anon to Mrs Jewells, saw
her, Selena and Mrs Sexton, also the latter s baby   an
exceedingly ugly and diminutive one.    Out again   a lovely
sunny day.    Red flag flying at our door.   Turned out
by 1  , round to 132 Bleecker.     The auctioneer pre-
siding in our dining parlor, selling up all the familiar
things.   Mrs Carpenter, Mrs Potter s sister buying up a 
good many; among the ugly, shabby, repulsive people
present she seemed the only lady.   I liked the woman s
pluck.   Both sisters have a brave streak in them.   That
daughter of a she-dog, Anna Bradbury, was about every
where whispering  That s Mrs Potter s sister!    Mrs
P. herself did not appear, being in the little room abut-
ting on the  garden,  with, I think, Mrs Gouverneur and
Miss Cooper.   Haney had been present for a short time
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and eight
Description:Describes the furniture in his boarding house being auctioned off.
Subject:Auctions; Boardinghouses; Bonner, Robert; Bradbury, Anna; Carpenter, Mrs.; Cooper, Lucia; Fern, Fanny; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); New York ledger.; Parton, James; Potter, Mrs.; Scalpel.; Sexton, Nelly; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker 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.