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Gouverneur name for the future, and
is at school.                 (Did I put
down that Mrs G. was engaged to a French-
man at the 14th St Boarding-House? as
also to another man, a notorious scamp who
figured disgracefully in a scandalous low case.)
  Rawson lives and loafs at Potter s still.
He has overmuch of his mother in him and I
was a Nass to opine hopefully of such a breed.
Old Mr Eldredge is residing at Mrs P s with
his son and daughter.   He has some civic em-
ployment; has given up farming.  The old
lady will soon rejoin him.   They hope, in
time, to resume their former position on the
island.        The elder Pounden s live in the
house also, Mrs P supporting her Yahoo, who 
does not now get drunk, and appears only
tacitly offensive. (I met the two coming
home from church, subsequently, this same
Sunday morning.)     Leslie as usual; on
some other matrimonial  lay ; said to be
negociating for a house ^|cage| to put the coming
bird in.    Marry! whether he ll conclude
it is too delicate, that it may moult and
die, or possess exuberant vitality enough
to peck at him, and so get scared off the 
bargain, who knows?
  Mort Thomson has made over his child  
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and fifty-nine
Description:Regarding Rawson Gill and news about the Pounden family.
Date:1859-11-29
Subject:Eldredge; Eldredge, Sr.; Eldredge, Sr., Mrs.; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Adolphus (''Gladdy''); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, William; Potter, Mrs.; Pounden; Pounden, Mrs.; Thomson, Jr.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):14th Street
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.