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hall lamp light under pretense of ascer-
taining.    I didn t tell her that underlying the
bald, foolish, worldly yet appealing expression in
her countenance wore there lay was more than
the germ of the insanity to which she is assuredly
drifting.        When we all went upstairs to the
sitting room the woman fell to small coquetries of
the boldest and barrenest sort, also to pumping
me about the table set by the new Bleecker St
dynasty, questioning in detail wht I d had for
breakfast, dinner &c!    She actually meditated
returning thither if she could gain two pence
hapny  worth more of advantage.   This before Mrs
Potter, who felt much and showed some wrath. Mrs
G got no satisfaction from me, I humbugged her
and soon went up to Leslie s room.  There twenty
minutes then off.   A walk up town.  Passing White-
law s shop, looked in and saw him.         To Howells
where I found John Wood, Banks and another.
Banks boring the other, raving about Clapp s abili-
ty.     I talked to Wood.     When we came out at
11, That Glover was at the door with four or five
others.        On Saturday night it appears that Cahill
Arnold and Glover went to Wood s boarding-place
after quitting Howell s, and when he had gone to bed.
They, especially Cahill were so drunk that the landlord
denied Wood s being at home.      Cahill has now  sworn
off  drinking for another month.   Of course he ll
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and forty-four
Description:Describes a visit to Mrs. Potter's new boarding house on 16th Street.
Subject:Arnold, George; Banks, A.F.; Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Glover, Thad; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, William; Potter, Mrs.; Whitelaw, Matthew; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker 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.