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from running.     That s why I broached
matters to-night.


		    September.
  1.  Thursday.  Working hard till 4 or later,
at Pic matters, editorialization and drawing; then
down town.   Found Arnold, Shepherd, Cahill
and Bob Gun in the sanctum, with a bottle of brandy,
(which Arnold had got from a man he writes advertise-
ments for.)    Working in the evening.   Arnold in
Gun s room.
  2.  Friday.  Writing Courier article, finishing
it by sunset.    Then abroad, first to Bellew s,
(he out) then to 16th St, then to Edwards .  Matty
and Eliza had just returned from a visit to the
Central Park, under convoy of Serrell, and were
at a late tea.        Serrell soon left.      Stayed till
the usual hour, 11, most part of the time get-
ting confidential with pretty Matty.     There has been
a tiff with Honeywell, who played sulky on a recent
occasion, on encountering the girls in Broadway.
When he came to bid them good bye, on the occasion
of going out of town temporarily, Matty ran up stairs
and wouldn t speak to him.     The girl resents being
considered merely  pretty,  is irked at Sally s pre-
summed superiority of intellect.     She thinks but
poorly of her self, says she has  no brains    were
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and eight
Description:Describes a conversation with Matty Edwards.
Date:1859-08-31
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Honeywell, Charles; Serrell, Edward W.; Shepherd, N.G.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; 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.