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  31.  Saturday.  Out in the after-
noon, to P. O. and to Courier Office.  Gay-
ler, red-faced, piped and felt-hatted, talking
to Briggs, saying he d just received $10 for a
contribution to  Vanity Fair  and soaping that
concern generally.      Up town, a chill, dull night,
human throng setting up-townwards as usual at the
hour.           Drawing Pic big cut after supper.
Haney, one of the Pillows and Jack Edwards up,
Morris, Cahill and Billington.      Sat and talked
and smoked and thus saw the old year die,
not very cheerily.   Haney reports not too fa
vorably of the prospects of the  Irving. 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and ninety-nine
Description:Regarding spending New Year's Eve with Jesse Haney and others.
Date:1859-12-31
Subject:Billington; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, John; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); New Year
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.