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it true she d never be troubled by such
humiliating dread.            God bless the girl and
all three of them.   How I do like them!
  3.  Saturday.   Drawing Pic big cut &c.
Down town in the afternoon, to Pic & Courier Of-
fice, proof-correcting &c.     Drawing at night.
Exceedingly and engrossingly busy.  No chance for
[phonography];   shelved again.
  4.  Sunday.  To 16th St, and with Jack Ed-
wards and Haney took a boat.  Rowed to Weehawk-
en, lager, return, dinner with Haney.   Pounden
p re at table, looking sleekly odious.  Miss Weaver
 taking notice  extensively of Rawson Gill.   That un-
fortunately-constituted youth after a brief interval
of employment, is loafing again, mother still at Nia-
gara.             In Haney s room.     Jack off.   Haney
with me to Bleecker St.   Off by 5 for Philadelphia.
I to Chapin s, the church reopening this day.
Then to Edwards .     Only the family present, no
visitors, for a marvel.        Little Nast has declared
he shall come but once a week.    He and Wells
have joined Ottignons and are  going in  gymnasti-
cally.           Considerable abuse of Fanny Fern this
  5.  Monday. One drawing on wood.  Resting; doing chores and some
work.  Out in the afternoon, down town.
  6.  Tuesday.   Writing &c.  Down town in the
afternoon, returning with Morris.  Met Sally and
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and nine
Description:Mentions going to Weehawken with Jack Edwards and Jesse Haney.
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Pounden; Weaver, Miss; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31


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.