Wells is quite bold, though they say I
don t know whether in earnest younger than I am.
Bearded, grave, quiet, yet with fun in him thats
Wells. A good fellow, better than his idol, who
is a good fellow too in his way, but has been too
much petted and patted, by mother, Chips & Co.
Grace will introduce another element there, I know.
Got most of these details the facts from Cahill
who evidently likes Wells better than Mort.
25. Saturday. With Cahill down town. To
Century & Pic Offices, founded Bellew at the lat-
ter. Together to Crook and Duff s. Joined by
Whiting. This fellow besides his other delightful
qualities is a tremendous bore. He has recently
got kicked from his post as treasurer at the Metro
politan theatre, I believe for some knavery. Fred
Cozzens ( Mr Sparrowgrass ) came in; intro-
duced to him by Bellew, to my real pleasure.
Up town to dinner, writing &c; returned by 5.
To Post-Office, tailors, Pic &c. With Bob Gun,
Morris and Billington round to Crooks again,
where Bellew still was, with Hamilton the English
architect and others. Saponaceous man, Hamil-
ton.) Cahill called (at Bleecker) after supper,
stayed an hour or so. To Dixon s, he leaving
me at the house. Dixon cashed up for article.
26. Sunday. Chores and scribbling. Called on
Cahill in the afternoon and with him to 16th Street,
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page thirty|
|Description:||Describes Edward Welles.|
|Subject:||Bellew, Frank; Billington; Cahill, Frank; Cozzens, Fred S.; Dixon, E.H.; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Thomson, Anna (''Chips''); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Welles, Edward; Whiting|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||16th Street; Bleecker Street|
|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.|