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	 A Letter from Miss Church.
and Cahill escorted Morris down to Kettle s
room where he had more liquor.   (Kettle had
been with us upstairs for half an hour, previously.)
Finally Cahill saw Morris to bed and after
some tumbling about on his part, silence reigned
in 132 Bleecker.
  16.  Thursday.  Down-town to  Courier  Of-
fice, talk with Briggs.    Nothing particular in
the afternoon.   Jack Edwards and Honeywell
up in the evening, little Boweryem and Morris
in the room part of the time.     Whiskey and talk.
  I received a letter, this day, from Miss Church,
dated Geneva, 28. January.     She writes with
friendly, feminine fluency, deplores  the untoward
event of Harper s ferry,  called the Pope  infallible
tyrant,  talks of Italy, of Irving s death and
attributes her delay in answering my last to pro-
crastination &c.        After her last letter she went
to Nijon, near which place her father once
owned a country seat, where she lived some months
with old friends, her hostess  a descendent of
 the barons de Prangins, former owner of the cha-
teau of that name, which was sold in 1815, by
her since to Gen. Guiguer to Joseph Bonaparte. 
Miss C. stayed  during the heat of the weather
at a very retired spot among the mountains,
about 4,000 feet above the level of the sea,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page sixty-five
Description:Describes a letter received from Miss Church.
Date:1860-02-15
Subject:Briggs, Charles F.; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Honeywell, Charles; Kettle; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker 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.