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in a Balmoral petticoat, looking with his beard
like a mild Zouave extemporizing a dance for the
amusement of his comrades.     I stood up in one
dance, but felt withal rather grave and sad, a
little but not wholly the result of to-day s out-of-sorts-
ishness.
  2.  Saturday.   A wearying day.  Hither and thit-
her, up town and down.   Met Mort Thomson at the
Sunday Courier Office, he inviting me to visit him,
partly, I think, in consequence of his solitariness during
his mother s absence.  Haney joined us, and anon
Cahill at Crook & Duff s.  To Nic-nax office where
we broke up company.   Up town, by car, to Clinton
Hall, an hour and a half of turning over Times
volume.   Dinner, down town again, to Century Of-
fice, too late to get money   a very little   due to
me.    To Pic Office, after nearly an hours waiting
Gun came.   Got $2 out of $10.   Up town toget-
her, overtaking John Wood by the way.   He told
me on Gun s quitting us that Cahill s been round visi-
ting him nearly every evening.    He suspects Cahill got
to making love to the wet-nurse at Thomson s &c  
maybe it is but a suspicion.        Cahill said she was
pretty, though.  Probably he has let out more freely to
Wood.
  3.  Sunday.  Scribbling, dozing and doing
chores.  Weather at first equivocal developing into
rain storms, fast and frequent.    After tea to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page thirty-four
Description:Mentions an invitation to visit Mort Thomson.
Date:1859-07-01
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Welles, Edward; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.