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	    Of his own Promulgation.
ferers, makes his acquaintance unsuspected,
dines and wines him, &c.     A British vessel
arrives in port; Detective reveals his calling and
object to Captain of the same, tells him what to
do.       Captain encounters Detective and his good
friend the Theif in a public place, affects recog-
nition of an old friend in the former and in-
vites him   both   others, also, to dine aboard his
vessel.    The trap succeeds, Swindler is taken
aside by Detective, a pistol put to his breast,
reminded that, being under the British flag, he is
amenable to British law and, despite some resis-
tance of himself and Mexican friends, apprehended.
The Mexicans are put aboard another vessel, the
English one sailing straightway, and most of
the money is recovered.
  5.  Sunday.  Mostly in doors all day.
Out awhile, at night, though not to church or
Edwards .   Filthy, thawy weather.
  6.  Monday.  To Bellew s by 12.  With
him to one Panton, about a scheme of a
new comic paper on strong anti-slavery, Re-
publican principles.    I had written out program-
me on Sunday.         Vile weather.     In doors
the rest of the day, not doing much.
  7.  Tuesday.  Up betimes.    Wrote letters to
Alf. Waud and to Mary Anne.      Chores. Down-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page forty-five
Description:Describes tales about Ledger heard from Frank Cahill.
Date:1860-02-04
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Detectives; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):Mexico
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.