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he saluted.   Pic office.    To Leslie s (not Frank s)
but my Scottish ex-fellow boarder, but found his of-
fice closed, so up-townwards.             Reading in the
evening.
  8.  Sunday.   Haney and Jack Edwards calling,
off with them for a Jersey ramble.   Along the towing-
path of the canal, to Bergen, some three or more
miles distance from Jersey city.      Day very hot, 80
in the shade, if any shade had been available. Jack
& Haney catching fish for the aquari , as usual, the
latter using his straw hat for a net.       Arrived at
the house of Hinckley, the engraver who made us very
welcome, gave us dinner &c.      Something of a charac-
ter, Hinckley; a short, stout lame man, one leg being
shorter than the other.   He s queerly cranky in his no-
tions too, a born oppositionist.    A luxurious pipe on
the stoop, after dinner, looking down the bay in the
hot, hazy afternoon, apple trees in blossom about us,
the beautiful bright spring verdue everywhere.     A
bit of a raid in the woods by 4, then tramped
back by the dusty plank road, down which furious
charioteers were whirling at that peculiar breack-
neck speed affected by this class of New York asi-
ninety.     Cars up-townwards.        Went to Chapin s,
subsequently rejoining Haney at Edwards .    Jack
is assisting Parton by copying out matter for the Life
of Jackson at the house in 18th Street, and reports
Mort Thomson prevalent every evening,  on duty  to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and twenty-six
Description:Describes a walk with Jack Edwards and Jesse Haney in New Jersey, visiting the home of Hinckley the engraver.
Date:1859-05-07
Subject:Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hinckley; Leslie, William; Parton, James; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):18th 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.