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like and respect and believe in.               This
day, coming up-town, I met that very English Eng-
lishman who used to write on the European.    Said he
lived at White Plains and talked of Appleton s Ency-
clopaedia, to which he is a contributor.
  30.  Saturday.  Washing under difficulties as usual,
breakfast, then drawing in dusty room till 2.   The
nasty style of man attendant on the sale was making
unpleasant love to the girl on the staircase.  Down
town to Pic Office with big drawing.    Met Mrs Patten,
smartly dressed and praising her new boarding-house.
Returned up town with Bob Gun, left him; to house. Ex-
pectation of Mrs Potter s taking a house this evening.   Miss
Cooper has being rushing about all day in pursuit of
landlords &c.     One objected to Mrs Gouverneur as seen-
rity; this was Furness, father of  Babie  of infamous
notoriety. (Father a scrape-farthing, son of a black-guard
and prodigal.)    Mrs P. had mentioned her late land-
lord s name, which I suppose set Furness inquiring
as to the circumstances attending her exit.           Off
up-town, to 37th St.   Mrs Neff and husband left
New York on Tuesday or Wednesday.      Got a letter from
little Rosa Bolton, in which she speaks of her sister s
engagement with George Gardiner, Sarah Ann having
in little Rosa s words reached that age when women
pray for husbands with  Any, Lord! any!    Return-
ing looked in at Howells.   John Wood & a friend of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and eleven
Description:Regarding Mrs. Potter's search for a new boarding house.
Date:1859-04-29
Subject:Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Cooper, Lucia; Furness; Gardner, George; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Neff; Neff, Mrs.; Patten, Willis, Mrs.; Potter, Mrs.; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):37th Street
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.