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of furniture he has purchased.   A bedstead
of rosewood he sent back, it having been scratched and
chipped by the careless carman.       By agreement with
Mrs P. he finds furniture, on condition that she
supplies a handsome carpet.    Of course when the
carpet appeared, it by no means came up to his ideas
of richness and approbativeness, so the Scottish pluto-
crat was exceedingly indignant and pompous therat,
which yesternight provoked Haney into burlesquing his
demands and behaviour.        Haney came in while I
was with Leslie.          I heard that the debate was
continued over the supper table.   Little Kendall came.
Went to 22nd St, in the endeavor to find Hillard s
new residence, couldn t; left a note for him at the
6th Av. Gymnasium where some half dozen fellows
were perspiringly exercising.       Lightning lashes and
a storm brewing overhead.       Rejoined Haney at Ed-
wards .    He, Jack, a Mr Eaton and the girls pre-
sent, a pleasant evening.   To Bleecker St by 11 through
a heavy rain storm.
  28.  Saturday  [Phonography] et cetera.  To Pic Office in
the afternoon; subsequently with Gun to Crook and
Duff s, where were Bellew, Cahill, Glover and
Brandt.    Bellew looked hot and soggy, was indeed
unobtrusively drunk and spake of his having been very
lazy during his Tarrytown sojourn, pronouncing it
dull.    Cahill too was drunk, not demonstratively
conspicuous in it though.    He and Glover talked of
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and forty-six
Description:Regarding William Leslie's efforts to find furniture to furnish Mrs. Potter's new boarding house.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Brandt; Cahill, Frank; Eaton; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Glover, Thad; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Kendall; Leslie, William; Potter, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue; 22nd 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.