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couldn t help grinning though annoyed, for it
had been advisable to keep the authorship of the arti-
ces secret.    Briggs took it well enough, talked curt-
ly and passed on.     Rode up to dinner and got rid
of headache in a doze.   Cahill up in the evening.
Bob Gun returned to live in this house to day, taking
the  hall-front  room on the story beneath me, once
the sleeping apartment of the Levisons!
  24.  Sunday.  A Paradisical day, like its pre-
decessor,  so calm, so cool, so bright, the bridal of the
earth and sky  that it s pity to know there s sin
or sorrow in the world.      To 16th St, found
Haney in bed at 10 3/4.   Saw Leslie.  Out with
Haney, left him, returned.     In the evening to
16th, again, then to Edwards .     Mr and Mrs E.
away at Poughkeepsie for a day, Matty opened door
to me,  Haney, Knudsen, Nast, Honeywell and the
two other girls being on the roof.     A bit of talk
with Matty anent recent presumed unfriendliness
  all right.      Folks descended.  Much talk of
the coming country sojourn.  They start for Graf-
ton fair Corners (I think the name is) on Friday
next.   Tis a small place, some 14 miles inland
from Troy.   Knudsen and Nast (and Jack) got
with them, Haney proposes one weeks  visit, after the
two have elapsed.     I was kindly enough invited,
especially by Sally, but don t think I shall go.  God
bless the whole family   but these glimpses of girl
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page sixty-seven
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1859-07-23
Subject:Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Leslie, William; Nast, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
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.