Rondell the French Artist.
partly in consequence. Snow, gusty,
1. Wednesday. To Spring St. Post-office. In
doors till 4, then down town, meeting Cahill
by the way. To Courier Office. Smith, Briggs,
Abrams, English present. Up-town.
2. Thursday. Writing Courier article
&c. At 9. P. M. or later to Edwards in
accordance with a requisition conveyed per Morris,
who had called the other night. A certain
young Anglo-Frenchman and his sister pre-
sent, Mrs. E. desirous of making the former,
who wants to obtain employment, known to all
of us. Haney, Nast, Wells and Honeywell
there, a hop in progress. Sally had been sick
abed yesternight, kept it up bravely this one.
Morris came. Dubious about Nast s leaving
New York; Sally hints that it ll be a good
thing for him if he goes (?) Left at 12 .
3. Friday. Down-town to P.O. &c. Met
Oliver Hillard. Drawing big Pic cut at night.
Ware the Bostonian came with one Rondell,
an artist of French birth, English experience
and American residence, as a letter from
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page thirty-seven|
|Description:||Describes meeting French artist Rondel.|
|Subject:||Abrams; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; English, Thomas Dunn; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Honeywell, Charles; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Rondel; Smith, James L.; Ware, John; Welles, Edward|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, [New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||Spring Street|
|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.|