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by his position to assume that side. Not has
Haney been to the house (Fanny s) for three weeks
since the row.   Probably Fanny has lied about us
to Mort in someway or other.   Tis her instinct
to do so.  She must talk and try to make parti-
sans and apart from her invariable habit of mons-
trous exaggeration, she would feel the weakness of
her case and    lie.     Knowing what has occurred
under our own cognizance about this, that and
t other, we may judge of the prodigious lying her
books contain is setting forth what she assumes to
be her own story.      Enough of her for the present.
  Cahill was there, Knudsen the Dane, young
Honeywell and a pretty young firl, a friend of Eliza s.
We played vingt-un, at what schoolboys call  eggs
in the bush  (!) cross-writings and other innocent
mirth, had a dance, music and supper, to which
Haney had furnished a queer French-English carte,
breaking up about 11.
  21.  Saturday.  Drawing &c.   Didn t go down
town in the afternoon to Pic Office in consequence of the
rain, so round to Houston St. after supper, to get
my money.  Found a whole crowd in Arnold s room,
himself, Sears, Bob Gun, Tracy, Glover and another,
all save Sears and the last-mentioned (a friend of
his) just going  over the way  for drinks.  Went
with them.    Gun and Arnold were both rather
drunk, having been on an irregular and miscella-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and thirty-nine
Description:Describes attending Sally Edwards' 18th birthday party.
Subject:Arnold, George; Birthdays; Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Fern, Fanny; Glover, Thad; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Sears, Jack; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Tracy
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Houston Street
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.