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  12.  Tuesday.   Hither and thither, up
town and down.   Left M.S. at Century Office,
up town per omnibus and to work on big pine-
wood poster for Haney.    Down town with it by
4 1/2.     Writing in the evening.     Fetched down
to see Selena Jewell   or rather Wall,   and
her husband.   He came in the morning looking
for board.     He knows Johnson, who lives here.
Selena looked well, said that she (and he) had
returned from their wedding trip on Saturday.
Mrs Jewell & Sexton are at Bergen.   Wall
took the Bradburys  room and one adjacent;
with his wife will move in on Thursday.
  13.  Wednesday.  Writing all the morning,
day hot as blazes.   Down town to correct proof etc.
at the Century Office.   Elsewhere.   Returning with
John Wood and Rosenberg whom I met outside
Frank Leslie s.    Rosenberg with his broad, good-
humored, egotistic face, its animalism illuminated
by approbative jocularity, looked for the time being
like a compromise between Walt Whitman and a
corpulent Lanave.     One of his eyes was partially
discolored, his face sunburned, bruised and swollen,
the first and last owing to a fight in Bleecker Street
for no particular reason beyond his being drunk and
musical.          He was bare throated, had neither neck-
erchief or collar in homage to the overpowering heat
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page fifty-four
Description:Mentions that Mrs. Wall and her husband will be moving into his boarding house.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Johnson (boarder); Rosenberg; Sexton, Nelly; Wall; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):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.