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Office and elsewhere.   G. Roberts is going to
commence a monthly magazine, Gayler editor.  All
stealings.    Chores and [phonography] in the afternoon.   Bel-
lew called after supper; with him, Gun and Morris
out to Paff s a Broadway lager place.  Banks there
but providentially less rampant than usual. He only
stopped to bore us for ten minutes on leaving.
  Cahill heard of as prevalent about Crook and Duff s.
Gun didn t rise till near 11, when I woke him.
  16.  Tuesday.  Chores, [phonography].  In the afternoon to
the Central Park, by 8th Avenue returning by the 6th.
A day so lovelily calm, cool and bright that I felt
a deep, tranquil delight in existence and   for five
minutes   a perfect confidence that it would result
in God s love shown in the perfect future felicity
of his creatures.    Oh me! how long?
	 Through worlds we must travel not a few! 
  Shall I meet Marian Pope there and Mary Bilton?
One dead so many years ago: the other    where,
and what like, now?
  {17.  Wednesday to       Doing Pic drawings and chores
  19.  Friday.        generally.    Restless, out of
sorts and feverish with staying in town, yet on
the whole congratulating myself that I didn t go
to Grafton Centre.       Down town occasionally
as usual.    Bellew visited us of evenings, he
being permanently in town, wife and child at
Tarrytown.    Out with Morris on Thursday after-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighty-seven
Description:Mentions having a drink at Pfaff's with Frank Bellew and others.
Date:1859-08-15
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bilton, Mary; Cahill, Frank; Gayler, Charles; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Pope, Marian; Roberts, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue; 8th Avenue; Broadway
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.