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used as a dining room.     Miss C. is
conversable enough; rather passee in point of
years, impresses one not disagreably, talks
the Yankee dialect, as do all the boarders,
especially Le Blond, whose atrocious pronun-
ciation is, as Fanny Fern would say  cru-
cifying.  (Gon for going a special abomination.)
  A Mr Grisold, a recent accession, chums
I find with Johnson and Phillips   name
of the English born boarder.      These
at present comprise the inhabitants of 132
Bleecker, who ll probably develop more exten-
sively hereafter.
  10.  Sunday.  Writing, chores &c.  Haney
came by 11 and stayed all day, dining &
supping with me; he having slightly lamed
himself by a bathe during the pic-nic day,
we didn t turn out till evening when, we strol-
led in and about the Square.     Got to compa-
ring notes with him touching our holiday, and
found it was to him as melancholy as to my-
self, if not bitterer.   He, as I, had hoped for
rainy preventation.       The girls showed them-
selves children no longer so markedly that we
can t regard them on the old, delightful fast-
ing.   They rather threw us over too, Haney,
Wells and myself, for the juniors.  National
enough of course, and right, still none the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page forty-nine
Description:Describes the boarders at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Clarke, Miss; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Johnson (boarder); Leblond; Phillips; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker 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.