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his there.   Joined them.   Rosenberg came in
presently, and, anon, they left.     Got  Jenkins  talking
of Jerrold and his Punch-ings at the flowers of litera-
ture in the Morning Post.     Rosenberg says Jerrold only
hit upon one article of his (R s) writing, that he provo-
ked Jerrold s enmity by d__ning a play of J s; and
that subsequently they became excellent friends.
  1.  Sunday.  Mrs P.  has taken a house in 16th
street, near 37.         Out with Haney, Jack Edwards
and little Ned Nichols for a row on the Hudson.
A very small boat, too.    Haney and Jack pulled us
over to Hoboken.   Little Ned, who sat in my lap,
rather frightened at first, wanted to be put ashore.
A lovely, sunny day.   Lager & pie, then returned to
dinner at our boarding-house.     Went to Chapin s
at night.   Jack Edwards there.   With him to his
home, and there till 11.    Haney stayed there.
  2.  Monday.  Mrs Potter moving out, Mrs Bowley
moving in.     Carts at door, people up-stairs, down-
stairs and in my lady s chambers.    Had a little talk
with my new landlady.   Red-haired, has been to Califor-
nia.    Being down stairs, filling pitcher in the bath-room
was sallied out upon and addressed by Mrs Bradbury,
whom I have scarcely ever spoken to.   The woman
wanted to make me a partisan in vilifying the people
who were leaving.  The dirt! the trash!  she hissed
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and twelve
Description:Regarding Mrs. Boley taking over his boarding house and Mrs. Potter leaving it.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Bradbury, Mrs. (boarder); Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jerrold, Douglas; Nichols, Ned; Potter, Mrs.; Rosenberg
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th 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.