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had a welsh rabbit and ale, then parted.
  O Brien has been  distinguishing  himself by
a florid speech in response to the Queen s health
being toasted by a Young Man s Society!  Irish!
  24.  Wednesday.   Working, and I think
down town in the afternoon.  Non mi recordo
as to particulars.     Morris is out of the Pic,
and I m editing it, Cahill as sub.   I write
what I please at $7 per week   which will be
paid irregularly enough   Cahil does up the rest
at the office, including proof-reading, paragraphing
and  business -noticing otherwise writing indirect
advertisements.         Gun wrote Morris a letter,
and indeed bowed him out with all courtesy.
I set him at trying for the Ledger, sent him to
Haney for an introduction to Jim Parton, which
he, Morris, took to the house and presented.
He saw Fanny and Jim, Mort Thomson (who
denuded of his beard looked, Morris says, like
a fat German) and Grace.            So palpable is
the  mutual affinity  between the two, that Mor-
ris asked me if Thomson mightn t be projecting
a Mrs T. there?    Of course I knew nothing to
that effect.      Fanny and Jim, Morris sup-
posed, lived  very happy  together!   How cheaply
those words are used.             He got quite a friendly
reception.    They are hard-up for visitors now.
25.	Thursday.  Working, hard.   Down town in
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page ninety-eight
Description:Regarding James Morris paying a visit to Fanny Fern and James Parton.
Date:1859-08-23
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); New York picayune.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Parton, James; Publishers and publishing; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
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.