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unrest and nervousness, from over-sense of res-
ponsibility and too much staying in-doors.
  17.  Friday.  Ceaseless drenching rain all day till
midnight.  Drawing Pic work.  Did four blocks.
  18.  Saturday.  Out early.  Round to Houston St,
and tried the door of Bob Gun s chamber, but, as
Sears informed me, as he hadn t got to bed till
4 A. M. didn t succeed in rousing my namesake.
(Glover temporarily occupied t other bed.)   Down
town.   To Post Office,  Century,   Constellation  &c
then up town.   Did big Pic cut by dinner time.
A letter from George Bolton.    He is married to
Sarah Conworth and both, hospitably enough, invite
me to visit them.   Their  shanty  lies midway bet-
ween Paris and Brantford, two miles east of the
former;  place rough by pretty.           The Neff par-
cel I sent has never arrived, George inquires about
it.         Down town, to  Century , got $5 for edito-
rial used this week, to Express Office about parcel,
then to Pic Office.   Morris, Billington &c there.
Poole s handsome wife came up, talking with her,
subsequently seeing Gun and getting some money,
walked with Mrs Poole to Broadway.  A brightly-
dressed, soft-black haired, pretty woman, pleasant
to look at and talk to.      Up town, met Rawson
Gill.      Impractiable and loafing as ever   says
he s been trying to get proof-reading to do in new
paper offices &c.                Round to Houston St in
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page twenty-three
Description:Mentions taking a walk with Mrs. Poole and a conversation with Rawson Gill.
Subject:Billington; Bolton, George; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Gill, Rawson; Glover, Thad; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Poole, Mrs.; Sears, Jack
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Houston 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.