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dinner, to Century & Courier Offices.    Retur-
ning up the Bowery met Wurzbach.     Overtook Bel-
lew in Broadway and was addressed by Warne (whom
I met in Rochester) in Bleecker St.         A busy but
very exhaustive week.
  24.  Sunday.  Drawing etc.   Bellew came by
5.    With him to 16th St, Haney out; down Broad-
way, to Haney s, where I left Bellew at 8 and went
to Chapins.   Thence to Edwards .    Mis Ann there,
Honeywell and Haney.     Latter had been to Parton s,
supping there, with all of them.
  25.  Monday.  Drawing a lot of things for the
 Phinny Phellow  of Smith & Street.     I had an inter-
view with the former ( Tom Frank    the  Ten-Pin Boy 
of the old Sachem & Era) on Saturday.   Down town
at Sunset.   Pic Office.   Cahill, Gun, and John
Seymour (brother to him of the Times) there.   I knew
him in the Lantern days.   Says he has been living 
in Toronto for the past two years, is married, has
three children.      Up town.  Working till 11 or later.
  Haney and Smith (of the Courier) are going to start
a new weekly magazine.

  October 17.   I have perforce got horribly in
arrears with this, my Diary, not without good
reasons for the omission.    At the above date, or
rather the 18th, for it must be past 12 P. M.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and nineteen
Description:Mentions an interview with Tom Frank of ''Phinny Phellow.''
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Ann; Frank, Tom; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Parton, James; Seymour, John; Smith, James L.; Warne (Rochester); Wurzbach
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Bleecker Street; Broadway
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.