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Levison s agent (while she was abroad) were
present.    The latter with Tousey (who doubtless
preferred dealing with Haney to the inevitable infinity
of annoyance awaiting him with Mrs L) persuaded
the woman of her intention.    So things go on again,
until she breaks out again.   Haney observed that she
wore deeper mourning than he had been accustomed to
see her in.     Doing the widow business.            He
stayed till 5, dozing on my bed.     We met again at
7 at Edwards, all being bent on the theatre, spite
of the miserably rainy night.    Sally, Matty, Eliza,
Jack, Wells, Nast, Honeywell, myself and Haney
were the party. (Miss Ann Edwards, here on a visit
from Norfolk Va. didn t show.)     To Bourcicault s
 Winter Garden  to see  Dor.       Trash! of the stage
stagy.    I sat  twixt Eliza and Matty, Honeywell
in front of the latter, Haney by Sally, with Wells on
to ther side of her, Nast beside Eliza.             Matty
has given Honeywell his walking papers.  Poor Charley!
He takes it very well though.     Munroe is making
an ass of himself generally with all three of the
girls.    A damp walk home.
  21.  Thursday.  Drawing all the drenching day.
  22.  Friday.  Writing Courier article &c.  Out in
the morning.    Dixon up, with $15.
  23.  Saturday.  Rode down town.  To P. O.  Century,
Pic and Courier Offices.   Found Picton at the for-
mer.    Hither and thither.   Down town again after
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and eighteen
Description:Describes a visit to the theater to see ''Winter Garden'' with the Edwards girls and others.
Date:1859-09-19
Subject:Dixon, E.H.; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Levison, William, Mrs.; Monroe; Nast, Thomas; Picton, Thomas; Theater; Tousey; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.