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not being married at all &c and Matty,
knowing that she is pretty, resents being remin-
ded of it, when the only fair, open bidder for
her is Charley Honeywell.           All men love
all women!  a true proposition.   God bless
these girls, all three of them.    Secure in the
love of mine own dear womanly Hannah, I can
look on sympathizingly, but calmly at all of these
doings.     How they will read to me in years
to come.     I wonder how much of unconscious
error I have put down in this Record.   Did
any one of those of whom I write keep the same
how different would things show to them, how
much that I cannot come at, that I never hear
would be made plain.   Getting at truth, like
telling truth is one of the hardest of matters.
I endeavor to secure it by multiplicity of many-
sided statement, but must inevitably commit
error.
  November 22.   Tuesday night.     I am
off the Century, having done about two columns
per week steadily, for my weekly $10 till the present
time.  Gibbons told me my predecessor had retur-
ned, he  had claims upon them  &c, professed,
as indeed he might fairly do, satisfaction.
with my capacity, suggesting future possibilities.
At first I felt glad of a little respite from
rather too exhaustive labor.   I have worked al-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and thirty-seven
Description:Mentions that he is no longer writing for ''The Century.''
Date:1859-11-13
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Century.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gibbons; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Honeywell, Charles; Journalism; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

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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.