W. Leslie married.
town in the afternoon, to the P.O. and
Courier Office. Writing, [phongraphy] and chores till
11. Shepherd here a good deal; tonight
in Ledger s room, with the others.
8. Wednesday. Down-town with nedditorial
for Courier if they ll take it. To Haney s
Office, found Cahill there. To W. Leslie s.
Have I yet put down that my tall Scotch
friend has got married? has removed from
Mrs. Potters, done his nuptial jaunt to Wash-
ington, &c. and is now resident at a boarding-
house in 28th street? Well, such is the case.
Mrs. Leslie was a Miss Marion Digby, born
in Canada, at Brantford, he says. He invites
me to visit him. He paid $18 a week, for
two rooms, he says, cheap !! Writing
and chores during the afternoon. To Haney s
in the evening, staying till midnight, talking
of various matters. He wishing he could sell
out his various publications, and go to Europe
for three years. One day in the early part
of this week he visited Jim s, Jack Edwards
going with him. Fanny talked smut in stage
whispers about a newly-published French novel,
of which she had been reading the translation.
On another evening Haney went with Matty
and Eliza to invite the enemy to a coming Fri-
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page forty-six|
|Description:||Mentions the marriage of William Leslie to Marion Digby.|
|Subject:||Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Ledger, Arthur; Leslie, Marion; Leslie, William; Parton, James; Potter, Mrs.; Shepherd, N.G.|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||28th 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.|