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Pope knew nothing of Yusef, I judge he has
returned to Europe.
  8.  Wednesday.   Work.  Out in the afternoon.  At
night drawing till late.
  9.  Thursday.  In doors drawing on wood till
6, hard, Haney calling twice.    Evening to 16th 
Street, saw Rawson, Leslie & Kendall.    Then to White,
Law s.   He and wife out, expected to return.  Wai-
ted half an hour.   Mrs W. and a lady came.   To
Houston St, fellows out, so back to Bleecker and
an hour in the parlor talking with lady boarders &c.
  10.  Friday.  Down town, to Century, Pic Of-
fices &c.    A talk with young Mc Elrath, hearing the
sequel of his Lake Superior trip, from Fond du Lac,
where we left him, to St Paul.    He and his companions
slept on the night of our departure in Godfroi s loft,
pulling up the ladder, the Indians all being so drunk
as to render it unsafe to trust them.     The subsequent
journey McElrath paints in bright colors.  They
saw beautiful and wild scenery, fished, shot, met
Indians, were entertained at military out-posts and
altogether had a pleasant time of it.     He was recal-
led from a years stay in Europe by his father s 
reverses; is now married and lives in Brooklyn.
Evening, to Edwards .  A party in a quiet way.
Games, dances, songs, straw-berries, ice-cream and
milk punch.       Ed. Wells, Knudsen, Honeywell,
Eaton and Haney there   not Cahill.   Kept it up
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page seventeen
Description:Describes a talk with Thomson McElrath about his trip to Lake Superior.
Date:1859-06-07
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Easton; Gill, Rawson; Godfroy; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Kendall; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Leslie, William; McElrath; McElrath, Thomson; Native Americans; Pope (artist); Travel; Welles, Edward; Whitelaw, Matthew; Whitelaw, Kate; Yusef
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Bleecker Street; Houston Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
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.