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	      A  Party  at 745.
Granville is with her yet.             Further
on, I encountered Mrs. Wall.     Her husband
joined her in Boston; they have now been in
New York a week; are boarding in Clinton
Place.           In doors all the evening.    A
bath,  out of sorts, ill.      Morris and Cahill
in awhile.     Couldn t sleep.    A blustrous,
stormy, dreary night.
  10.  Friday.  Down-town by noon, to  Cou-
rier  Office, editorial accepted.    Nic-nax  of-
fice.        Up-ton by 4th Avenue rail; to Bel-
lew s.         Note from Mattie, inviting me to
to-night s celebration.    Damoreau came in the
evening, says that W. Waud is about to visit
New York in the coming week.     Left him in
Ledger s room and at 9 or later went off to
Edwards .      Haney, Parton, Knudsen, Welles,
Nast, Honeywell, two Browns  (brothers to pretty
Miss B.) the young Anglo-Frenchman, and
maybe one or two others, constituted the male
guests, the female, Mrs. Thomson, Miss Brown
and the sister to the aforesaid Anglo-French-
man.       Fanny and her daughters didn t show,
she had sent one of her headaches as an excuse.
Maybe Mrs. Thomson came to watch the procee-
dings of the enemy.      Dancing, singing, sup-
per, toasts &c.            Morris came in at mid-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page forty-eight
Description:Describes a party thrown by the Edwards family.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Brown, Josie; Brown, Mortimer; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Martha; Eldredge, Ellen; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Ledger, Arthur; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Thomson, Sophy; Wall; Waud, William; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):4th Avenue
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.