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then down town with new sketch to Ames.   Thence
to Haney s where I got a letter from Dillon Mapother.
He with Hart think of adding an engraving department
to their Louisville establishment, applying to me for wood-
peckers.     Kelly is a father, Dillon happy as usual.
The scotchman Campbell up in the Nic-nax office.   What
a harsh queer accent is that of North Britons, and what
an infernal jargon must their ancestry have raised
when contending with the Picts about those walls which
have to be surmounted on the outskirts of juvenile Brit-
ish history!           With Haney to Pic Offic, only a wood-
pecker there.     Up-town together, Mr Edwards joining
us on the way.               Dropped in at next block in the
evening, saw Mrs Jewell and Sexton; Selena  indisposed 
(from an attack of the Wall which in all probability
will carry her off in a month or so.)   To Houston
St, found Arnold, heard particulars of his & Bob
Gun s  finish  of last night.    More imbibition, hiatus
in rememberance, stage ride up Broadway, tumbles
into the mud one atop of to ther, home seperately
at an indefinite period.      Bob Gun came in.    Out
for ale and oysters, former in moderation.   Arnold had
n t written a line of his Mercurial editorialization, which
ought to be furnished tomorrow morning, hard up for sub-
jects.   Offered reward of ten cents each for three!     Suggested
 em and he noted  em down for tomorrows amplification.
So much for Bohemia!                Abed by 11, leaving com-
panions at their own door.                I find things pretty
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and twenty-one
Description:Describes a letter from Dillon Mapother, a visit to the Jewells, and a talk with George Arnold and Bob Gun.
Date:1859-05-03
Subject:Ames (inventor); Arnold, George; Bohemians; Campbell (artist); Edwards, George; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Kelly; Mapother, Dillon; Sexton, Nelly; Wall
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Houston 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.