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	         Tommy  going away.
ked to 16th street with Haney, on leaving.     He
 getting tired of going there,  as he thinks.   Spec-
ulations about Sally.       Haney persists in the con-
viction that little Nast is the accepted one.       I think
he my be retained on rather humiliating terms,
namely pending the possible advent of another.   I m
pretty well convinced Sally would throw him over,
in that case.
  30.  Monday.  Writing.  Down town in the
afternoon.    Called at Edwards  to return a book
in the evening, stayed half an hour.    Sally, Matty
and Paterfamilias present, the former sewing, the 
second with flushed cheeks sitting over a book, by
the fireside.      I think Sally was a little constrain-
ed in manner; there s talk of Nast going off
for a year, down south, for the  Illustrated News, 
Frank Leslie s rival.     She may have to sing
 Partant pour le Syrie.          To Bellews and
there till 11.
  31.  Tuesday.   In doors, writing all day.
Letters to my mother, to Hannah and matters
pertinent, to story which I send off in my
home letter, for  All the Year Round.    By
11, Morris, Billington and Cahill made an
irruption into my room, the two latter just from
whist-playing in Ledger s, and Cahill very
drunk.           Had to keep writing till past 2
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page thirty-six
Description:Mentions the departure of Nast to Europe to draw for the ''New York Illustrated News.''
Date:1860-01-29
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Hannah; Billington; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Ledger, Arthur; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; New York illustrated news.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th 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.