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keep his oath!                          I find one advantage
from my new surroundings, I have more time
for steady work.  Not yet being much acquainted
with new boarders I am unable to waste odds and ends
of and remnants of time which make a considerable aggre-
gate in the long run.    Shan t go to 16th St, at least I
think not.   The only room I could have is exceedingly small,
has an odiously small window and would cost $1 a week
more than I pay at present.   Mrs B. is every whit as
decent a person and a much better landlady.
  25.  Wednesday.  [Phonography] and writing till 4, then
down town. Met Rosenberg, cheery as usual.  To Post, Pic
and Nic-nax Offices, then uptown with pockets full of
newspapers.   A letter, left by Haney, to whose Office it
had been addressed, awaiting me; from Hannah   a
dear letter.  [Phonography] in the evening.
  26.  Thursday.  [Phonography], writing, and, on the arrival
of the Pic. Block, drawing.    Haney came to supper,
then together to the Edwards .    Serrell there.     He
is engaged on a project for a ship canal, but an hitherto
unthought of route through the Isthmus of Darien.
  27.  Friday.  Drawing, chores &c till 5   then turn-
ed out to post newspapers in Spring Street.   More
and more changes in Bleecker, a rush of taverns to
the street corners, trees being felled.  Looking on at
men playing the axe, boys playing amid the severed boughs
and branches in the bright sunny afternoon.   To 16th
St after supper.     Leslie superintending the putting up
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and forty-five
Description:States that he thinks he will remain in the boarding house in Bleecker Street rather than move to Mrs. Potter's new boarding house.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, William; Rosenberg; Serrell, Edward W.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Bleecker Street; Spring 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.