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	    Forbes and John Brown.
ner, with perhaps the sweetest and kindest
face of any there, that night.    At the house
till 11, saw Haney home subsequently.      Out
of sorts, unwell, miserable.
  7.  Monday.  Down-town, to  Phinny Phellow 
office, saw Frank Smith, to Gray s, the prin-
ter s, to  Courier  Office.   Smith there.     Met Wat
son, the ex-engraver.      Up-town, not well, dis-
pirited.       Oliver Hillard and a Mr. Worth
called in the evening.    Writing.
  {8.  Tuesday.       Non mi recordo as to particu-
  9.  Wednesday.       lars.   Mostly miserable days,
  10.  Thursday}       atmospherically, financially and
every way.    Scribbling &c.        Paterson came up
on Thursday evening, told me of Col. Forbes 
departure for Europe.    Forbes was impressed
with a belief that he was in great danger from his
pre-knowledge of the John Brown plot.    Paterson
remembers Brown as appearing on the  European 
office.      A man with a remarkable head, high,
but narrow forehead  says he.       Forbes went in
a sailing vessel, taking a son of his with him.
Garibaldi invited him to Italy, months ago.   Whether
he ll want him now is a question.      Anyway a
good riddance of an impracticable nuisance.
  11.  Friday.  Drawing &c.    With Morris to
Bellew s present abode in the 12th street, in the eve-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page fifteen
Description:Mentions the departure of Hugh Forbes for Europe.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Forbes, Hugh; Garibaldi, Giuseppe; Greeley, Horace; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Paterson, Thomas; Smith, Frank; Smith, James L.; Watson, John; Worth
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):12th 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.