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	     Gun going to Havanna.
is wroth.             A burlesque marriage between
Cahill and Miss Fagan in the parlor this
evening, I officiating as parson.    It might prove
a pretty serious business were either of them dispo-
sed to regard it so, as the law is in this country.
  Little Boweryem is getting up a flirtation with
Miss Maguire, which I think, I inaugurated, by
getting her to take compassion on him at our
Bal Masque.     He took her to the Opera t other
night.
  25.  Saturday.  Out to dentist.   In the
afternoon there again, thence down-town to
 Courier  office and up again.          Evening
scribbling till Haney came.     He left at 10,
Morris came in and we talked till 1 or
later.
  26.  Sunday.  Out with Ledger.   Quoth he
very quietly, to me,  Bob Gun is going to Ha-
vana;  adding that the business which called
him there was something of a secret, without
hinting at his having any agency in the mat-
ter.       Went to Barry s studio   he at Boston
  then to Pope s.    Found only the latter s pupil
and little Ware, who told us Rondel s wife
had arrived, the jolly Frenchman of course being
with her, finding lodgings &c.       Went to
Ware s and Rice s residence and found the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page seventy-seven
Description:Mentions that Bob Gun will be going to Havana on a secret mission and that Rondel's wife has arrived in New York.
Date:1860-02-24
Subject:Barry; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Fagan, Lyddy (Kettle); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Ledger, Arthur; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Rice, Dr.; Rondel; Rondel, Mrs.; Ware, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.