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too hasn t sufficiently prostrated himself body
and soul before Old Party, sometimes demurring
about sacrificing his dinner to comply with her grand
 hests in bidding them all come over for a tea-drinking.
(I know she spake against him to Mrs Edwards.)
Cahill says there s an  answer to Correspondents  in
this weeks Ledger leveled at him, anent his getting 
drunk.  She invariably lets of small spites in that way.
Mort s wooing goes on, he writing and receiving a
prodigiously long love-letter every day of his life.  All
his evenings are spent with Grace.    Slow for Jim,
with old Vampire absorbing him.      Cahill has got
board in Amity Place, I can see the house from my
window.    Seems to be doing nothing; has sold a farce
to Florence the actor, to get $5 per night for it.  He
stayed smoking till noon, then we went down town
in the rain together.   To Express Office, Fulton St
&c, parted after a glass of lager, I riding up town.
Writing the rest of the day.  Found Bob Gun and
J.A. Wood in Mc  Pyke s, nocturnally.
  21.  Tuesday.  Writing hard all day, recom-
mencing and going through with article for Dixon.
Cahill present all the afternoon, smoking and reading.
To Dixon s at night and read article over weiss-bier.
Looked in at Edwards  subsequently, at 10  , fin-
ding Haney and another there.   Walked home with him.
  22.  Wednesday.  Finished editorial for Century.
(Cahill over in the morning.)  Down town, after going
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page twenty-six
Description:Regarding how Fanny Fern uses her articles in ''The New York Ledger.''
Date:1859-06-20
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Dixon, E.H.; Edwards, Sarah; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Amity Place; Fulton 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.