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	     Nast off for England.
ween Heenan and Sayers, for the  Illustra-
ted News.    It was kept secret awhile, as a
stroke of policy over F. Leslie.    Nast knows  the
Berucia Boy  from having accompanied Mort.
Thomson to Canada last summer, when the fight
between Heenan and Morrissey came off.   Mort
reported it for  the Tribune,  Nast sketched for
  2.  Friday.  Lovely day.  With W. Waud to
Rondel at Pope s studio, where we found him,
his wife (who speaks no English) and children.
Writing.     Down-town in the afternoon; return.
Out again at 6, left opera tickets at Edwards 
(for Matty) went on to 16th St, with the in-
tention of sending Haney to the house, but as
it subsequently proved he had gone to Bleecker
Street to visit me, supping there.      Meanwhile
I supped at Mrs. Potter s, talking with her,
Hayes, Miss Cooper, Mrs. Eldredge and little
Jenny.        Mrs. Theodore Griffin is, with her
husband, at Cold Spring, the people at Nia-
gara being uncommonly glad to be rid of her.   Return
to Bleecker.         Boweryem, Morris and Raw-
son Gill in my room, the latter got to talk-
ing Spanish at a great rate to Ledger.   In
the latters  room afterwards.   Abed about 1 1/2, as
usual of late.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page eighty-four
Description:Mentions that Thomas Nast is going to England to sketch the fight between Heenan and Sayers for ''The New York Illustrated News.''
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cooper, Lucia; Edwards, Martha; Eldredge, Jenny; Eldredge, Mrs.; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Heenan, John C.; Ledger, Arthur; Leslie, Frank; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Morrissey, John; Nast, Thomas; New York illustrated news.; Pope (artist); Potter, Mrs.; Rondel; Rondel, Mrs.; Sayers, Thomas; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Bleecker Street
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.