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felt like a thief.         Cahill up in my room
in the evening.     I at work till 11.
  9.  Friday.  Writing all day till 1 A. M.  Cou-
rier article.  Only out for twenty minutes, in Washing-
ton square, having a pipe with Morris.
  10.  Saturday.   Writing till noon.  Down town, hit-
her and thither, Courier, Carrington s, Pic and Post
Offices, dining at Goslings at 3, then to Bowery, anon
back to Bleecker, used up, nervous, headachy, ill.
Drawing big Pic cut at night.        Cahill in Bob Gun s
room, which is now that (or those) once occupied by
Leslie.   Drinking hock till midnight.   When Cahill
left he   as we learnt afterwards   went to the tavern.
  11.  Sunday.   Some drawing, nursing headache
and reading Adam Bede the rest of the day.   After
tea to 16th St.   Out with Haney, met Nast in
Union Square.     Left them at Edwards , I to
Chapin s, who didn t preach, his place being sup-
plied by Starr King of Boston.    Frank Hillard and
his wife accosted me on quitting, walked with them
as far as Edwards.              Serrell and young Honey-
well there in addition to Haney and Nast.   Honey
well near Matty, Nast adjacent to Sally.   Nast s
portraits of the girls on table   only Sally s done
decently, Matty s very poor.     Haney got to reading
Eliza s  themes  written two years ago, I talked
to Matty and a little to Sally.          Violent rain storm
with thunder and lightning.    That passing we all
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Mentions hearing T. Starr King preach at church.
Date:1859-09-08
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Chapin, E.H.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Hillard, Frank, Mrs.; Honeywell, Charles; King, T. Starr; Leslie, William; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Serrell, Edward W.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Bleecker Street; Union Square; Washington Square
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.