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         Walt Whitman on the Rampage.
ding house for holding a rat and terrier
fight in his apartment.     He has engaged
Gun s room, on Bob s withdrawal.     Another
flam ventilated about Boweryem having
fallen on and killed another dog of Shepherds,
during last night s debauch   which Boweryem
hardly doubts, enquiring,  Did I kill a dog? 
  Morris was seduced into the conspiracy only
on false pretenses, being told that Bowerem
had exulted in the epistolary sell on him (Morris).
Until then he had demurred, but on learning
this, he said Boweryem was  a little cuss  and
joined heartily.       We revealed the truth to him
subsequent to the little victims  retirement.
  11.  Sunday.  To Hoboken, with Ledger
Bob Gun, Cahill and Burger, to the
Weehawken Heights, as usual.   Returned
to dinner.        Evening to Edwards s.    Mr. &
Mrs. E, the girls and Honeywell present;
Haney, Hayes and Jack came presently.   Honey-
well sulking with Matty still   the pretty
girl  doesn t care   that she doesn t.     Walked
home with Hayes and Haney.
  12. Monday.  To Blakeman s.   Down-town,
to  Courier  Office.    Walt Whitman came in, 
made a row about Briggs  attaching his (Whit-
man s) name to an article purchased of him,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page ninety-seven
Description:Mentions a confrontation between Walt Whitman and Charles Briggs over an article.
Subject:Blakeman, William; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Briggs, Charles F.; Burger; Cahill, Frank; Dogs; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Honeywell, Charles; Ledger, Arthur; Morris, James (K. N. Shepherd); Shepherd, N.G; Whitman, Walt
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.