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meeting the two Hillard s as I returned.
Haney came to supper.   With him to 16th St, on
the house top watching the sunset.     Half expecting Par
ton might call, embracing the chance afforded by
Old Party, Grace and Mort going to the theatre.
To Edwards .    By 10 1/2 dropped in at Mac Pyke s
new tavern for ale found Bob Gun, Sears and
Tracy at supper.         Haney met Mort Thomson
to day, the first for a long time.  Mort spake of having
called on him, hinting at a desire to set himself right
  as near as he could do with regard to his relations
with  [unclear word written in phonography]! 
  7.  Tuesday.  Writing etc.   Down town in the after-
noon; to Century Office and elsewhere.   Writing to
Hannah in the evening.   Called down-stairs to see the
artist Pope. (He was present at  our ball   when I did
not recognize him.)  A rather fine looking Miss Waite,
a Bostonian, whom I was introduced to at the same
ball, was present, Pope had just returned from the
South where he spent some time at the houses of my old
Louisiana friends.  Keene Richards is married, has
two children,  the Judge,  Kellam s uncle, has been mar-
ried since Olivers death, is now a widower.   Maurice
Keene was staying on the plantation.    He and his cousin
Richards have, Pope thinks, visited Europe of late years,
since Oliver s decease.   The  Doctor  is dead also,
that tall white-haired old gentleman who used to declare
that managing negroes required  a heart of stone.      As
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page sixteen
Description:Regarding hearing news of his friends in Louisiana from Pope.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Hillard, Oliver; Keane, Maurice; Kellam, Oliver; Parton, James; Pope (artist); Richards, Addison Keane; Sears, Jack; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Tracy; Waite, Olive (Bragg)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; 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.