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table Fanny.  As also phonographic ones by
Mort Thomson  to the effect of  Gracy I love you, 
 Dear Gracy etc.  penciled wherever the text becomes
passionately amorous.     Now as Haney as well as I
can read [phonography], Mort s audience is perchance larger
than he might desire.      It s understood that Mrs
Thomson is very proud of the coming match.    Cahill,
unless specially needed for some purpose, when he is
gushingly received, gets the cold shoulder at Fan s.
Mort is on duty pretty well every night.  Grace is un-
derstood, in stable phrase, to  feel her oats  a good
deal   entertains the conviction that she could get
married any day she likes.   Likely enough.   There
may be a break-off in the match, yet, though I think
it unlikely.
  16.  Monday.  Writing till near noon.   Down town,
met Mc Lenan and Welden.  Mac did a little mys-
tery apropos of Dickens  Story of Two Cities, which he
illustrates for the Harpies, necessarily therefore reading
it a little in advance of the public.  And Welden, in
telling an anecdote, garnished it with  the unpardonable
Sin.         To Nic-nax, Pic and Century Offices.   Talk
for half an hour or so with Mc Elrath and one of his
editors apropos of articles proposed for me to do for
the paper.  Subjects fixed on.    Up town.   Met Bob Gun,
had lager and wrote something he wanted for the paper.
Down town again, to Williams & Stevens, apropos of
a photograph Haney wants to present to Sally Edwards
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and thirty-three
Description:Regarding a book he borrowed from James Parton that has notes written in it by Mort Thomson to Grace Eldredge.
Subject:Books and reading; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; McElrath; McLenan, John; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.