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	      An amiable Conspiracy.
Ledger by 1.   To  Tribune  Office and after ^|half| an
hour s waiting, saw Dana, who told me article
would go in.     Horace Greeley and Solon Robinson
conversing.      To  Courier  Office, saw Briggs.
Return up-town in the rain with Ledger.       Drawing
on wood in the evening till 12.   In Ledger s room
for an hour subsequent.        Little Boweryem in mine,
during the earlier part of the evening.                Little
Miss Maguire left the house on Monday.     Did I put
down that Mrs. Levison has gone to Havana?
  9.  Friday.  W. Waud up.         He has taken board
in the 2nd Avenue, works at Frank Leslie s, in
his artist s room there, with Wallin, Stephens, Berg-
hans and others.          Down-town in the afternoon.
In the evening were assembled in Ledger s room,
Tracy, Billington, Shepherd, Cahill, Bob Gun,
Damoreau and Ledger himself, presently
Boweryem and anon Banks, who came up,
rather drunk, upon a loose invitation of Gun s to
him and Claher.      There was an amiable project
on foot to get little Boweryem inebriated, for
which purpose Ledger had purchased claret, sherry
and whiskey   plenty of each.      Boweryem had
professed the severest temperance principles, saying
that liquor was t distasteful to him, making
however an exception in favor of claret, upon which
hint that wine was procured.          I left them at
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page ninety-two
Description:Describes a drinking party at his boarding house.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Berghans; Billington; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Claher; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dana, Charles A.; Greeley, Horace; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Levison, William, Mrs.; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Robinson, Solon; Shepherd, N.G.; Stephens, Henry L.; Tracy; Wallin; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):2nd 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.