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man couple, having a liason with the
wife, the husband being cognizant of the
adultery.     John Seymour begs and spunges on
his brother to the extend of his endurance.    It
was this John who did some knavery in Eng-
land which induced his brother to change his
name from that of Bailey (perhaps as too sug-
gestive) on coming to America.           Lizzy
Petit set fire to her dress accidentally, on
Thanksgiving Day, and has been severely burnt.
Morris and I ascertained this, calling on her.
I learnt afterwards that not withstanding the pain
she suffered, she immediately wrote to            of
the Home Journal to have a paragraph inserted
about the accident.               Did I put down that
Monroe   the Edwards  Monroe   has returned
to California? regretted by none that knew
him.     A commonish fellow, a sort of Yankee
Leslie, without any of the Scotchman s better
Qualities.    The girls found him out while he
was here; they joke at his departure and Sally
augurs unfavorably of one of her unknown
brothers -in-law in consequence of Monroe s being
his friend.               During the summer, Jack
Arnold and others, staying at the  Phalanx 
in Jersey, got up a mock duel at the expense 
of one George Boweryem, a cockney, an adver-
tisement collector for the Century and other
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and sixty-six
Description:Mentions that Monroe has returned to California.
Date:1859-11-29
Subject:Arnold, Jack; Boweryem, George; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, William; Monroe; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Pettit, Lizzie (Cutler); Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Seymour, John
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.