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	 Ledger a fellow-boarder.
Thursday.       In which case Non Mi
Recordo a to Wednesday.
  27.  Friday.   Over to Hoboken for a snow-
tramp with Morris, extending it to 3 1/2 P.M.
Finished story to send to  All the Year Round 
in the evening.   Ledger (the London detective) re-
turning from Canada, takes up his abode in
this house.      I go down into his room (that
once occupied by the Martins) at 12 and
find Cahill and Bob Gun ridiculously drunk
there.    Ledger had to threaten violence to Cahill,
to be rid of him.
  28.  Saturday.   Work in the morning,
down town in the afternoon, drawing on wood
in the evening.
  29.  Sunday.   Writing.   Damoreau came
by 4.     Left him in Ledger s room, where
Bob Gun, Billington (both clergymen s sons)
C Shepherd and Ledger were playing cards,
Cahill looking on.     To Oliver Hillards boar-
ding-house, 15th street, supped there, stayed
with him and others til 8 1/2, then to Edwards .
Found only Haney and Mrs. E., the girls,
their father, Honeywell and Nast at Chapin s,
presently returned.       A pretty lively two hours,
individually, I chatting alternately to Matty
and Sally.     Knudsen came and Morris.   Wal-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page thirty-five
Description:Regarding Ledger's return to New York from Canada.
Date:1860-01-26
Subject:Billington; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Ledger, Arthur; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):15th 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.