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up Broadway to Union Square, after dinner,
in the course of which perambulation I passed
Jim and Old Party, who noticed me, though Jim
didn t.   The lines parenthesizing her mouth have
deepened considerably of late, she looks old and
vicious.       To Century, Pic Offices &c &c, return-
ing uptown by 6.         Met Mrs Patten, too, before
the other encounter.   She had seen an announcement
of Mrs Levison s return from Europe in the papers.
[Phonography] in the evening, which I have been obliged to drop
for a week or so.
  23.  Thursday.  Did four Pic. Drawings on
wood.   Cahill up, this time to borrow 50 cents to get
his dinner.   Down town after nine, to Century
and Pic Offices.  Returned with Morris ( K.N. Pap-
er) looking in at Williams & Stevens  to see
Church s and Gignoux  Niagaras.  [Phonography] in the evening.
Turned out at 10   for beer, called unsuccessfully
for Cahill, found Gun and Mc Pyke s.   He wants
me to edit as well as illustrate the Pic, including both
for $15, which puts the former task at $5 weekly  
too little, by half.
  24.  Friday.  By Pic block and dull day in-
doors till evening.   Cahill came, with him to 16th St,
where he left, saying, metaphorically,  there was a wo-
man who kept a big dog on the street which he was
afraid of.  Found little Nast with Haney.  The
Edwards  in half an hour.    Ed. Wells, Knudsen
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page twenty-seven
Description:Mentions a proposition by Bob Gun for Gunn to edit and illustrate ''The New York Picayune'' for $15 per week, which he thinks too little an amount.
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Fern, Fanny; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Levison, William, Mrs.; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Patten, Willis, Mrs.; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Broadway; Union Square
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.