More of Ledger s lies and humbug.
ger s room at night. A snowy, stotmy
18. Saturday. In Ledger s room all the
heavily-snowing morning, listening to his stories,
of which he told many capital ones. I would
attempt jotting them down, but for a proposi-
tion that has arisen between us, that I will
place me in possession of ampler details. This is
no other than that he should place all his jour-
nels and records in my hands, for the purpose
of making a book. They are now in England;
he promises to write for them by the first mail.
The project is a secret between us at present, as
he wouldn t willingly have the first authorship known.
Down-town, through a St. Petersburg-looking
city to Courier and Pic Offices, returning with
Cahill. Boweryem, Morris and Cahill
in my room, at night. Sat with Morris till
1 1/2 A.M. talking.
19. Sunday. All the folks agog about Cou-
rier article. Scribbling most part of the morning.
Evening to Chapin s, then with Honeywell, who
joined me on leaving the church, to Edwards .
Haney and Knudsen there; the day the former s
birthday. He had been to Parton s and brought
me a note from Jim, eulogizing my Scalpel article,
in which sentiments Fanny sent word that she con-
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page sixty-seven|
|Description:||Describes a proposition between Ledger and himself to write a book from Ledger's diaries.|
|Subject:||Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Ledger, Arthur; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Parton, James|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|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.|