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room at the top of the house.   Roused old Miss
Sturgis from slumber on a sofa, and she informed me
pertinaciously that  that was in the basement!   I must go
right up to the top of the house!               She hadn t been able
to forget her position in Bleecker Street.            Talked
with Mrs Pounden & Cooper; Mrs Potter came in   
mild detraction of the new landlady.  (She didn t know
that a few things of the new landlady s narration had
covicted her, beyond all question, of fibbing!   So it goes,
alas!)            To Edwards.   Haney & Cahill there. Tal-
king with the girls.   Abed by 11.
  5.  Thursday.   At Houston St, drawing on wood
all day.   Moving things out of my old room at the
back of the house into the front attic (once Haney s)
till 11 at night or later.    Tired.
  6.  Friday.  Chores.  Down town, to Harpers with
block, got $7.    To Pic Office, Maurice,  (K. N. Pep-
per) there, installed as editor, vice Poole.  Up-town.
Evening to Houston St, thene looked in at the  House
of Lords,  found Banks & John Wood s chum
Chachar, the former boring the latter by predicting mi-
nutely the results of the war which may now have
commenced in Europe!
  7.  Saturday.   Out to Spring St. P. O.  after break-
fast, then to work all the very warm, sunny day.
Did big Pic cut on wood & another, down town with
them by 5, meeting Parton &  Fanny  in Broadway.
She jerkingly obscured herself with her parasol,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and twenty-five
Description:Describes a visit to Mrs. Potter's new boarding house.
Date:1859-05-04
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Chachar; Cooper, Mrs.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Parton, James; Poole; Potter, Mrs.; Pounden, Mrs.; Sturgis, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway; Houston Street; Spring 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.