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	    Horace Greeley at Church.
sit at the sacred round table, but scowls at
his adversary from a side one.    Banks is one
of the most offensive of conceivable creatures when
drunk, he bawls at the top of his voice, talks
incessantly, is disputatious, contradictory or blatant
ly jovial.     He used to regret that Clapp was
under petticoat government to Ada,  for the sake
of the paper.     Clapp s aspirations towards her
are a joke among the fellows.               To 16th
St. and supped with Haney.    Bit of gossip with
Mrs. Potter and Leslie.   Latter is going to leave in a
week or so, presumable matrimony impending in the
spring.      Mrs. Theodore Griffin ex-Gouverneur is co-
ming to New York, because Miss Cooper intends a
visit and Mrs. G. won t quit her.    Mrs Davis
nee Griffin   pretty Waity   has a baby.   Rawson
Gill loafing as usual, wasting his life, talking of
writing for Harper s!!!        To the Edwards  with
Haney, subsequently to church with Jack, the
girls going respectively, Sally with Nast, Matty
with Honeywell, Eliza with Haney.      Knudsen
was at the house.        At Chapin s.   Horace Greeley
came in, just after the text had been given out,
sat on a backward bench near us, and went fast
asleep for three-parts of the sermon, waking him-
self up by tumbling all together.     At the close
of the sermon he went lolloping out, after his man-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page fourteen
Description:Describes going to church with the Edwards family, and seeing Horace Greeley there.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bohemians; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Clare, Ada; Cooper, Lucia; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Greeley, Horace; Griffin, Weighty (Davis); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Leslie, William; Potter, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.