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	         Miscellaneous.
and waked home with Haney.    He has
sunk some $600 or $700 on the  Irving,  fancies
it will cost him $1,000 ere relinquishment.
  17.  Thursday.  [Phonography] and writing till 5, then
out of doors for an hour or so, as far as
Chamber Street.    Evening, writing.
  18.  Friday.   To a dentist s in Bond Street
to have tooth filled.    It was the house in
which the Burdell murder occurred, and my
operation was performed in the room I remem-
ber as the one where the inquest &c took place.
There till 1  .      Down-town after dinner, I
meeting Cahill (who dines and lunches off
jokes, selling  em to  Vanity Fair  at 50
cents each) walked to  Courier  Office with
him; went to Liberty street, rejoined Ca-
hill at the  Tribune  Office, where we encoun-
tered Wilbour and anon Clapp (the latter
looking sinister in a felt hat and a red
shawl neckerchief), then, together up-town.
To Dixon s for  Scalpel s in the evening.
  19. Saturday.  Writing &c.  Down-town in
the afternoon, P.O. &c.      Drawing at night.
Haney came, supped with us, stayed an hour
or so.
  20.  Sunday.  A spring-day, like those pre-
ceding it.      Out for a walk, called at Oliver
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page twenty-two
Description:Mentions visiting a dentist to have a tooth filled at the house where Harvey Burdell was murdered.
Date:1860-01-16
Subject:Burdell, Harvey; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Dentists; Dixon, E.H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Wilbour
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bond Street; Chamber Street; Liberty 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.