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women can t help being match-makers.   I
never knew a mother loving her daughters who, wasn t
one.                          Bed by 11, tired.
  9.  Monday.  Drawing, writing, chores &c.  Down
town in the afternoon to Ames, Post & Pic Offices.    To
W. Leslie s.   Kendall came.  All three walked up-
town together, I leaving them at Bleecker St.           Old
Bradbury volunteered some statements to me over the din-
ner-table, we being alone, apropos of the late dynasty.
One that the Kings   man, wife, servant and three chil-
dren, boys rising from 6 to 12,   paid but $18 per week,
$3 a head for each person; the other that he, Bradbury,
had advanced money to Mrs Potter, being sometimes $300
ahead.     This is his statement.
  10.  Tuesday.  In doors drawing on wood all
the wet, cold, solitary day.    Phonography awhile
in the evening.   Rather lonely.
  11.  Wednesday.  Called at Houston Street & down
town with Arnold.    To Ames  , Pic Office &c, up
town by dinner time.      Day a drenching one, worse
than yesterday, Chores.    Lonely.             There is a
book advertised, as detailing the exploits of Morphy, the
 Chess Champion  in Europe, written by his  late sec-
retary,  little Edge, whose name has appeared in
juxta-position with the celebrity during the last year
or so.    Edge got acquainted with Morphy, when report-
ing the proceedings of the Chess Club in this city, for
the Herald.        He lost his position on the paper by
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and twenty-eight
Description:Describes stories told by Bradbury about Mrs. Potter.
Date:1859-05-08
Subject:Ames (inventor); Arnold, George; Bradbury (boarder); Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kendall; King (boarder); King, Mrs. (boarder); Leslie, William; Morphy, Paul; New York herald.; Potter, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; 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.