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  7.  Sunday.   A steamboat ride to Fort
Lee and back, before dinner, with Morris   day
lovely.    Cahill up.      Evening to Edwards  .
Haney and Wells there.  The former goes up
the river, to join the party at Grafton Centre,
to morrow afternoon.      Mrs Edwards asked
me to go, as heretofore did Sally, for which I
am indebted to both of them.   I yearn to be
off in the country, but shall hardly go there.
  8.  Monday.  Overhauling and condensing editorial
for Century.     Bellew came, just from Tarrytown,
looking broad and brown, his hair cropped a la
Francois or a la pugilist.    He is looking for board
and lodging, returning permanently to the city, his
wife and child remaining in the country.    Down
town in the afternoon.     The house 290 Broad-
way where I lived so long in process of demolition.
I m glad of it.           To Century and Nic-nax of-
fices.     Nast came in, having this day journeyed
from Grafton Centre, with intent to stop two days
in New York, but returns with Haney.   Bellew,
Cahill, Haney and presently Mr Edwards  up.
(Latter shook hands with Cahill but didn t talk
to him.)     Haney and Nast off.     With Bellew
and Cahill up-town, the former supping with me.
To bed early, being diarrheaish and out of sorts.
  9.  Tuesday.   Only out for a half hour in the
morning.  Laudanum taking, diarrhaeish and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighty-two
Description:Mentions an invitation by Mrs. Edwards to join the family in Grafton Center.
Date:1859-08-07
Subject:Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):290 Broadway
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.