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		    January 1860.
  1.  Sunday.  In doors all day till the
evening, then to Chapins, then to Edwards . Nast,
Haney and the Pillows present, besides the family.
 Looker-On  article seems to have pleased everybody.
Honeywell and Knudsen there.  With the latter and
Haney to 16th st.   In Haney s room awhile with
Hayes and another.  Looked into Leslie s on going
down-stairs and had a tod with him.
  2.  Monday.  Turned out about 1, in company
with Morris and made New Year s calls.  To a
Mrs. Bartow s in this street, where were Miss Maguire
and Miss Waite, with others.  Thence back to the
house.   The women in gorgeous array generally, much
 carrying on  and merriment.  Out again, Cahill
with us, to other houses.    Weather savagely wintry,
an ice-cold wind blowing down the streets, parties
of drunken, screaming youths, staggering hither and
thither.    To 12th street, I being desirous of visit-
ing Chapin (he invites his congregation generally,
and I ve intended going for the last two or three
years) but he had just removed to 33rd street,
nor could we learn the number of the house.  Cahill
left for down-town, Morris to go to Fanny Fern s,
I returned to Bleecker, making call at the house
opposite.    By 8 1/2 to Edwards .  All the folks
at blind man s buff in the back-parlor or work-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page six
Description:Describes his New Years' calls.
Date:1860-01-01
Subject:Bartow, Mrs.; Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Chapin, E.H.; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Leslie, William; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; New Year; Waite, Olive (Bragg); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):12th Street; 16th Street; 33rd Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.