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talks much of Sally!    He is going into
the country with them.     Poor little Nast!  You
are in for a heart twinge, my boy!            What
an old, old story it is!    How amusing and how
touching!     Cahill and I must have talked till
past 1 in the morning,   finally about the meaning
of Existence and what lies beyond it.
  22. Friday.   Drawing till the afternoon.  Gun
up.     Down town, to Century Office &c.  Drawing
at night, on wood, hard.   Rather weary.  A
letter from Mary Anne which made me none the
more cheerful.     She  has been doing light work for
her board as she cannot undertake a regular place
of all work;   don t know where she shall  put her
head  on leaving;  the boys will have no money till
their crops come in ; there has been a law suit a-
bout the money due to her; so she  has pretty
tough times.      I think so, indeed.       Cahill up.
  23.  Saturday.   Headachy and out of sorts.
Down town with Cahill, to Pic, Century Office
&c.  Met Weldon, a little inebriated on entering the
Park, and he immediately taxed me with the autho-
ship of the Century editorial on the Times, declaring
that he had asserted this in the Times office to all
present.      It was of little use to deny it, and Briggs
coming along, Weldon must needs tell him, presently
driving at my pocket, crammed with newspapers and
lugging out a  Century   directed to England.  I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page sixty-six
Description:Describes a letter received from his half-sister Mary Anne Greatbatch.
Date:1859-07-21
Subject:Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Sally (Edwards); England; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

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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.